BC-BKC-T25-A10-Davidson-Rhode Island, 1st Ld-Writethru, 680Davidson dancin' after beating Rhode Island 58-57 in A-10AP Photo VZN213, VZN123, VZN203, VZN104, VZN110, VZN109Eds: Davidson 58, No. 25 Rhode Island 57. And this just a taste of what's to come now that March Madness is upon us. It marked the program's first conference tournament title and capped off quite the run for Davidson, a team that was good this year but still needed to win its conference to make it in.
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"Your heart kind of drops for a second", Grady said. "I was freaking out a little bit".
On the season, Rhode Island basketball yields 76.8 points, 34.3 rebounds and 15.4 assists per game. Jeff Dowtin wound up trying a 3-pointer that missed.
Rhode Island breezed through most of conference play and played a challenging nonconference schedule.More news: Xiaomi Redmi 5 launch exclusively on Amazon India; features, availability, pricing
Penn won the Ivy League to earn an automatic bid Sunday, and so did Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference.
"Whoever is going to draw them", Hurley said, looking ahead to the NCAAs, "is not going to want to see their name next to them".
Davidson is the 54th ranked team in numberFire's NCAAB power rankings this season. Now the Wildcats get to play on, taking away an at-large berth from someone.
Earlier today, a massive bubble game took place, as Davidson knocked off Rhode Island in their conference championship game.
The Wildcats have covered the spread in five of their last six games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games when playing a team with a winning record, and have cashed in eight of their last 12 games following an ATS win (with one push mixed in).