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URI Rams Survive Test From Charleston 68-62

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While the return of First Team All A-10 guard E.C. Matthews garnered the headlines before Rhode Island played the College of Charleston, maybe we should’ve focused more on Cyril Langevine’s return to health from a sports hernia injury. The energetic forward had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Jared Terrell had 21 points, as URI came back to defeat Charleston 68-62 at the Ryan Center.

While Rhody was seemingly sluggish for the first 30 minutes, they turned up the intensity over the final ten minutes, and made winning plays over the final two minutes to pull away. In the thick of it all was Langevine, looking healthy after the ten day layoff since the Rams’ last game gave him a chance to heal up.

With Charleston holding a one point lead with just over two minutes left, Langevine knocked down a pair of free throws to give URI a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. On the ensuing possession he showed his true talent, coming up with a block and cleaning the glass to keep the lead for his team.

On the offensive end, he then grabbed an offensive rebound and hit two more free throws to give Rhody a three point edge. A couple more defensive stops and five Terrell free throws would then seal the game for Dan Hurley’s team.

Next up, the Rams play Iona at the Ryan Center on Thursday, December 21st.