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Matthews, Dowtin lead Rhode Island over Davidson 70-59

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) E.C. Matthews scored 21 points, Jeff Dowtin added 19 and Rhode Island beat Davidson 70-59 on Friday night.

The Rams (15-7, 7-3 Atlantic 10) have won five of their last six games, pulled into a tie with Richmond in the conference standings, and are a half-game back of leaders VCU and Dayton. Davidson (12-9, 5-5) had its three-game win streak snapped.

The Wildcats had a seven-point lead with about 10 minutes left before Rhode Island closed on 25-7 run. Matthews scored 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, during the stretch.

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Matthews was 8 of 16 from the field and made four 3s, and Dowtin was 7-of-11 shooting. Jared Terrell had 11 points and Kuran Iverson grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds for the Rams.

Will Magarity scored 19 points to lead Davidson.