Davidson upends No. 17 Rhode Island 63-61

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DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Jon Axel Gudmundsson’s driving layup with 3.1 seconds left lifted Davidson to a 63-61 upset over No. 17 Rhode Island on Friday night.

It was the second loss of the week for the Rams, who were coming off a shocking 30-point home defeat on senior night against unranked Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday night.

Peyton Aldridge, who had a career-high 45 points in a 117-113 triple-overtime loss to St. Bonaventure on Tuesday night, had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (18-11, 13-5 Atlantic 10). Gudmundsson finished with 11 points.

Davidson outscored Rhode Island 9-0 over the final 1:47 of the game.

The Rams (23-6, 15-3) squandered a 6-point lead in the final 41 seconds after missing the front end of three straight 1-and-1 free throws. Jared Terrell had a game-high 22 points, but missed two of those chances, including one with 16 seconds left giving the Wildcats a chance to win.

With a side inbounds play with 6.8 seconds left, Gudmundsson got the ball at midcourt after a Rams defender gambled on a steal. He attacked the rim, scoring on the right side while drawing a foul. He made the free throw.

The Rams had one final shot, but Fatts Russell’s heave from just inside midcourt hit the back rim.


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