Rhode Island beats Davidson 72-59 for 15th straight win
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Cyril Langevine scored a career-high 14 points and added eight rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday night to help No. 18 Rhode Island beat Davidson 72-59 and tie a school record with its 15th win in a row.
Jarvis Garrett scored 17 for the Rams (20-3, 12-0 Atlantic 10), who last won 15 straight in 1939-40.
Kellan Grady scored 19 for Davidson (13-10, 8-4). The Wildcats, who had won eight of their last 10, made 20 3-pointers in Tuesday’s victory over Saint Joseph’s, but shot just 4 of 17 from beyond the arc against URI.
URI held a 15-13 lead before scoring 12 of the next 13 points to open a double-digit lead it never relinquished.
Langevine, who was coming off a game against Virginia Commonwealth in which he grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds, had a crowd-pleasing dunk early in the second half that drew a technical foul for taunting.
Davidson: The Wildcats entered the night on a three-game winning streak and holding a one-game lead over St. Bonaventure for second place in the Atlantic 10. They may still be second-best in the conference, but the gap between them and the Rams doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller.
URI: At No. 18 in the AP Top 25, the Rams have already reached their highest ranking ever. They do not play again before the next votes are cast, so they could move up when the new poll is announced on Monday.
Davidson: Visits Virginia Commonwealth on Wednesday night.
Rhode Island: Hosts Richmond on Tuesday night.