PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — It was Pink Out night at the Ryan Center with Dan Hurley’s team taking on Davidson, looking for their 20th win of the season.
The Rhody Rams trailed by 12 points in the second half, but mounted their comeback.
URI went on a 15-3 run to take their first lead of the game with 4:30 left in the game.
E.C Matthews missed a layup, but Hassan Martin was there for the putback dunk giving the team its first lead of game, 52-51.
Martin crashed the boards all night, finishing with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Matthews added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists of his own.
There was 20 seconds left in the game with the Rams up two, when Davidson’s Jack Gibbs saved a pass from flying out of bounds and took a desperation step back three-pointer. The shot would fall and Wildcats would take a one-point lead with 11 seconds remaining.
Gibbs would finish with 15 points and 4 assists.
The Rams Jarvis Garrett drew in the defense as he attacked the basket, and kicked it out to Jared Terrell for the game winning three. Terrell’s shot was a little too long, and URI would lose the heartbreaker, 60-59.
“That was like having your heart ripped out of your chest and then thrown on the floor and having it stomped on,” Hurley said. “Because we had them beat. We just couldn’t finish the game.”
URI (19-7, 11-4 A10) still finds itself in a four-way tie for first place atop the conference standings with three games remaining.