Jeff Dowtin had 24 points as Rhode Island beat Richmond 78-67 on Wednesday night.
Fatts Russell had 19 points for Rhode Island (8-6, 1-1 Atlantic 10 Conference). Tyrese Martin added 10 points and seven rebounds. Cyril Langevine had seven rebounds.
Jacob Gilyard had 19 points for the Spiders (6-9, 0-2). Grant Golden added 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Jake Wojcik had 12 points.
Rhode Island matches up against George Mason (8-7, 2-0) at home on Sunday. Richmond faces George Washington (5-10, 1-1) on the road on Saturday.
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