Davidson upsets URI en route to NCAA Tournament


Curry was not with the Warriors (51-16) on their two-game road trip after he suffered a right ankle injury earlier this week during Golden State's 110-107 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Rhode Island won Saturday's game by a small margin of victory, 90-87, against Saint Joseph's.

Hurley becomes the first Rams coach to lead the program to two league title games, with Tom Penders (1988), Al Skinner (1997), Jim Harrick (1999) and Jim Baron (2007) each reaching one.

"We've been in the gym a lot lately", Dowtin said. "We had to fight our tail off to win". "We have had a great season".

"But what we talked about is what it felt like on Sunday past year (in the title game), you know, landing (at the airport in Rhode Island) and having hundreds of fans". Ruthie Polinsky will be in Washington, D.C. where the Rams are in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

"We want to experience that again", Hurley said. I mean, that's an exciting feeling.

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"There's going to be a point in time when I'm daydreaming this summer and I'll say: 'You know what?"

"The last three years we got to the semifinals and were unable to pull it out", Aldridge said. "Not only did we get there, but we think we can win in the tournament".

Rhode Island had lost to Saint Joseph's by 30 points on the team's Senior Night in Kingston, R.I.

Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry was definitely in high spirits on Sunday when he saw his college basketball alma mater, the Davidson Wildcats, clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA tourney when they pulled off the huge 58-57 upset over the Rhode Island Rams in the Atlantic 10 Conference championship game.

"Coach drew up an fantastic play", Dowtin said. That's just silly, that a guy would take away a kid's chance to fire up a half-court shot.

Sparked off the bench by Fatts Russell and guided to the finish by Jeff Dowtin, the Rams overcame the determined Hawks, 90-87, at Capital One Arena.