VCU’s ‘comeback’ falls short; Rhode Island pulls off 65-56 win

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 18:56:41-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Jeff Dowtin scored 21 points and Cyril Langevine grabbed 13 rebounds and Rhode Island beat VCU 65-56.

Rhode Island built a 30-15 advantage with 4:42 remaining before halftime before VCU closed the half on a 13-5 run.

Martin started the second half with a 3-pointer, Dowtin made a layup and Russell a jump shot to extend the lead to 14.

VCU, which earned five votes in the AP Men's Top 25 poll, had its three-game win streak come to an end.

De'Riante Jenkins had a team high 14 points for VCU, which saw their 21-game home winning streak end.

"Tough one today at the Stu," VCU Men's Basketball officials posted on Twitter. "Marcus Santos-Silva (11 points, 14 rebounds) with his sixth double-double of the year, but our comeback fell short. Rhode Island takes it 65-56."