Rhode Island is on a historic winning streak of 10 games, its longest in almost 70 years, and the Rams are ranked — at No. 24 — for the first time since November 2016.
They are also coming off their eighth straight conference road victory, a program record, in an 88-74 win at Dayton last Saturday.
Rhode Island’s last 10-game winning streak occurred between the 1948-49 and 1949-50 seasons. The Rams (15-3, 7-0 Atlantic 10) look to build on the streak when they next visit another program nicknamed the Rams — Fordham (6-13, 1-6) in New York City on Wednesday.
If he would have gone sour coming off the bench and been frustrated, that would have had a negative effect on the team. Instead, he’s a weapon, Hurley said.
Reserve junior forward Nicola Akele helped fill the void left by the foul-plagued Rams’ frontcourt against Dayton with a season-high nine points, all in the first half. Forwards Andre Berry and Cyril Langevine had two personal fouls apiece while Akele went 4-for-5 from the field and added three of his four rebounds in 11 minutes in the first half.
Isaiah Walton scored 14 points and Charles Glover 11 while Damarion Geter had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double this season for the Lancers (6-15, 3-5), who have lost two straight.
Kamba scored 12 seconds into the game and High Point led the rest of the way. Fox scored all 11 of his points and Proctor also 11 in the first half with the Panthers leading 42-21 at the break.
The lead reached 28 points, 58-30, with 14 minutes left.
According to people familiar with the league’s deliberations, the NFL believes there are several possible outcomes to its appeal of an injunction that would result in Elliott missing games in 2017, including a scenario that would sideline him for the postseason should the Dallas Cowboys qualify for the postseason.