Rhode Island has won by an average of 8 points in its last five wins over the Hawks. Saint Joseph's' last win in the series came on Feb. 27, 2018, a 78-48 win. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Rhode Island has leaned on senior leadership while Saint Joseph's has been fueled heavily by freshmen this year.
Feb. 28—With one hour of practice, a bit of film study and more time on a bus than on a basketball court, Duquesne went from a 20-point loser Wednesday to a decisive winner Saturday. The impressive reversal didn't surprise coach Keith Dambrot at all. After defeating Rhode Island, 86-75, in only the second game at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, Dambrot admitted this has been a "strange season." ...
Marcus Weathers, Michael Hughes, Chad Baker and Toby Okani have combined to account for 56 percent of Duquesne's scoring this season. For Rhode Island, Fatts Russell, Jeremy Sheppard, Makhel Mitchell and Antwan Walker have collectively accounted for 61 percent of all Rhode Island scoring.FATTS IS A FORCE: Russell has connected on 24.4 percent of the 90 3-pointers he's attempted and has gone 3 for 14 over his last three games. He's also made 82.3 percent of his free throws this season.