North Carolina Central University will head to Dayton for a play-in game with Texas Southern, the victor will take on the west's top-seed, Xavier.
The Rhode Island Rams ran into their locker room Saturday, cutting through a hallway from the court at the Capital One Arena. The Rams are the first No. 1 seed in the Atlantic 10 to reach the conference championship game since Saint Louis in 2013. Kevin Knox also had a nice game for the Wildcats with 18 points and seven rebounds.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Andre Berry scored 18 points, Fatts Russell made two crucial 3-pointers in the final six minutes and No. 25 Rhode Island rallied past Saint Joseph's 90-87 on Saturday in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament semifinals. The Rams are making their 10th tournament appearance and are in the field for back-to-back seasons for only the second time.
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.
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Cyril Langevine gave Rhode Island its first lead at 73-71 when he completed a 3-point play with 6:16 remaining. Dowtin added an insurance 3 with 19.3 seconds left to put the Rams up 87-81.
Rhode Island: The Rams will meet either second-seeded St. Bonaventure or third-seeded Davidson in Sunday's title game. "Being able to hit open shots, that's what we did".
"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". "They're going to be a big problem next year with that group of young guys", Hurley said. This time it was Saint Joseph's with feelings of postgame disappointment.
The 2018 NCAA Tournament is underway.