Latest Rhode Island News

Simmons delivers game-winning play as Bryant edges Columbia

Dec. 6, 2019 10:06 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Mikail Simmons’ steal and dunk with 7 seconds remaining lifted Bryant to a 67-65 victory over Columbia on Friday night. Simmons stole a pass in his own backcourt, dribbled up court, went behind his back to avoid a defender, then dunked as he was fouled. He missed his free...

Russell leads Rhode Island over Providence 75-61

Dec. 6, 2019 9:21 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell had 24 points as Rhode Island defeated Providence 75-61 on Friday night. Russell reached 20 points for the seventh straight game. Cyril Langevine had 17 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks for Rhode Island (6-3), which earned its fifth straight home victory. Tyrese...

Lin scores 19 to lead Bryant past Navy 60-45

Dec. 2, 2019 10:50 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Benson Lin had a career-high 19 points as Bryant defeated Navy 60-45 on Monday night. Adam Grant had 12 points for Bryant (5-4). Hall Elisias recorded eight rebounds and eight blocks. John Carter Jr. had 12 points and six rebounds for the Midshipmen (4-4). Evan Wieck added 12 points...

Culver's double-double helps WVU beat Rhode Island 86-81

Dec. 1, 2019 11:07 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Revenge. That was the word used by West Virginia forward Emmitt Matthews Jr. to describe their win over Rhode Island Sunday afternoon after losing to them last year. The Mountaineers needed a big night from Derek Culver to escape another loss from Rhode Island after the...

Reeves scores 15 to carry Providence past Pepperdine 80-77

Dec. 1, 2019 8:54 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Reeves and Nate Watson scored 15 points apiece and Providence narrowly beat Pepperdine 80-77 in the Wooden Legacy on Sunday. Alpha Diallo added 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Providence (5-4) and David Duke scored 10 points. Colbey Ross had 29 points and eight...

Culver's double-double helps WVU beat Rhode Island 86-81

Dec. 1, 2019 5:55 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Derek Culver scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead West Virginia to an 86-81 victory over Rhode Island on Sunday. Jermaine Haley added 18 points, Emmitt Matthews Jr. scored 14 and Oscar Tshiebwe had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Mountaineers (7-0)....

Dowtin lifts Rhode Island over Manhattan 73-64

Nov. 27, 2019 7:16 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jeff Dowtin scored 24 points and Fatts Russell added 20 as Rhode Island beat Manhattan 73-64 on Wednesday. Tyrese Martin had 13 points and eight rebounds for Rhode Island (5-2). Cyril Langevine added nine rebounds, and Dowtin made 13 of 16 free throws and grabbed six rebounds. Russell...

AP-NORC/USAFacts Poll: Social media a political news paradox

Nov. 26, 2019 9:02 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — It's one of America's leading sources for news about the government, yet also among the least trusted. Social media, a new poll finds, is America's political news paradox. Julie Ferguson, an occupational therapist in central Washington state, remembers getting TV news from...

Powell: Solid economy but tame inflation allows low rates

Nov. 25, 2019 7:51 PM EST

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Monday sketched an optimistic view of the economy but signaled that continued low inflation means higher interest rates won’t likely be necessary anytime soon. Powell said that even with unemployment near a 50-year low of 3.6%, there’s still “plenty...

Christopher Columbus statue vandalized again

Nov. 25, 2019 12:18 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island has been vandalized for a second time in recent weeks. The statue’s pedestal was splashed overnight with what appeared to be red paint. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office said Monday city workers have already cleaned it...