Rowe Drains Game-High 25 Points to Guide Men's Basketball Past RIC, 78-70

Rowe Drains Game-High 25 Points to Guide Men's Basketball Past RIC, 78-70

Providence, R.I.-Freshman guard Adham Floyd (Worcester, MA) recorded a double-double with a team-best 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Rhode Island College men's basketball fell to Western Connecticut in a Little East Conference contest played at The Murray Center on Thursday evening. 

RIC sophomore guard CJ Donaldson (Bridgeport, CT) tallied 12 points, four rebounds and four assists. 

Junior forward Justin Campbell (New Haven, CT) was also in double figures with 12 points and four boards in the loss for the Anchormen. 

WestConn junior guard Tyler Rowe (East Hartford, CT) led all scorers with 25 points, five assists and four rebounds. 

Junior forward Rashard Rodriguez (Trumbull, CT) chipped in 13 points and four rebounds in the win for the Colonials. 

The two teams traded leads throughout the first half with neither team building more than a six-point advantage. Western Connecticut took a 34-33 lead heading into halftime. 

Western Connecticut built on its lead throughout the second half and took their first double-digit advantage, 66-54, on a layup from sophomore forward Jonathan Mowatt (Waterbury, CT) with 6:16 left in the contest. 

The visiting Colonials then held on for the 78-70 victory. 

RIC shot 32.3 percent (21-of-65) from the field, 28.6 percent (8-of-28) from the three-point line and 83.3 percent (20-of-24) from the free throw line. 

Western Connecticut shot 52.6 percent (30-of-57) from the field, 36.8 percent (7-of-19) from the three-point line and 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from the free throw line.