UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- No. 21 Rhode Island had its first real test of the season -- and passed.E.C. Matthews hit two late 3-pointers and finished with 18 points in the Rams 76-71 comeback victory over No. 24 Cincinnati on Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.Kuren Iverson added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Jared Terrell and Hassan Martin each scored 14 points for URI (4-0), which will face top-ranked Duke for the championship Sunday.I was coaching high school seven years ago, driving vans and mini-cheese buses around, coach Danny Hurley said. Now were nationally ranked and playing Duke for a championship. The premier program in the country that embodies everything youd want in a college program. It kind of means a lotJacob Evans scored 25 points and Kyle Washington had 23 for Cincinnati (2-1).Rhode Island trailed by 12 points and was down 39-31 at halftime, but took the momentum in the second half.Iverson gave the Rams their first lead with just under 14 minutes remaining, 49-48, with a pair of free throws.But the Bearcats responded by scoring the next six points, and the teams went back-and-forth from there.Matthews 3-pointer from the left corner put Rhode Island up 63-58. His 3-pointer from the other side made it 74-69 with 21 seconds left and the Rams held on to win, despite never leading by more than five points.We practice really hard. The A-10 and our practices prepared us for (the tough game), Terrell said. Everybody has to play defense at a high level. They do the same thing. But when you do it every day, you get used to it.Troy Caupain had seven of his 12 points in the opening minutes; including a jumper that gave the Rams a 14-4 lead. They would stretch that to 24-12 before the Rams began their comeback.Rhode Island cut the lead to 36-31 before a 3-pointer by Washington gave Cincinnati an eight point halftime lead.There was a scary moment in the first half when URI point guard Jarvis Garrett fell hard underneath his teams basket and was taken from the floor on a stretcher.He appeared to hit his head on a cameraman on his way to the ground, snapping his neck back.He lay on the floor being treated for several minutes and was placed in a neck brace before walking under his own power to the stretcher. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.We did get a text from him, Hurley said. Our guys love for him and love for each other as brothers just caused them to raise their level and want it even more.BIG PICTURECincinnati: The Bearcats were playing what amounted to a road game, just 41 miles from the URI campus. The American Conference pre-season favorites will try to bounce back from their first loss of the season on Sunday.They were the tougher team, said Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin. They taught us a lot about ourselves today and our deficiencies with physical and mental toughness.Rhode Island: Coach Danny Hurleys team outscored its first three opponents by an average of 90-66, but had to show resilience in this one, battling back from a 12-point first half deficit. No. 1 Duke is a handful the Blue Devils will be playing their third game in less than a week on Sunday and are extremely short on depth because of injuries.POLL IMPLICATIONS:Cincinnati may fall out of the Top 25, but shouldnt be hurt much by an early season loss to the nations No. 21 team, as long as they take care of business Sunday against Penn StateRANKING THE WINRhode Island beat a Top 25 opponent for just the second time during Hurleys coaching tenure. The only other win came against No. 21 Nebraska in 2014. 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So forgive the defending IndyCar champion if hes not too concerned about chasing down points leader Helio Castroneves over the final six races starting Sunday at the tricky 13-turn track in hilly central Ohio. Survive the ever churning waters in the middle of the pack the way Hunter-Reay did early in his career and you learn not to sweat the small stuff. Dont misunderstand. Hunter-Reay plans on doing what he can to eliminate the 69-point deficit he faces heading into the final third of the schedule. He just no longer loses sleep over it. If anything, the title he captured last fall when he slipped past Will Power in the season finale to become the first American to win the IndyCar championship since Sam Hornish Jr. in 2006 has freed up Hunter-Reay to focus on the fun side of his job. Its the part where he can drive the wheels off his No. 1 Andretti Autosport Chevy free from the anxiety of ticking off his boss and losing his ride. "Its time to go for broke," Hunter-Reay said between bites of Raisin Bran. Hours later the 32-year-old went out and backed it up, capturing the pole for Sundays Indy 200 at the 2.258-mile track. Hunter-Reay turned a lap in 1:05.3519, edging Power for the top spot. Scott Dixon, attempting to become the first North American open-wheel driver to win four straight races since 2006, will start third. Marco Andretti qualified fourth, followed by Charlie Kimball and Dario Franchitti. Castroneves will begin in 15th at arguably the toughest place to pass in North America. The three-time Indy 500 winner has ridden nine consecutive top-10 finishes to the top of the standings as he tries to win his first season championship. The cushion he currently holds over Dixon and Hunter-Reay will likely get a little less comfortable Sunday, particularly after Hunter-Reay the kind of edge-of-your seat qualifying lap he might have throttled back on in the past. Call it one of the unexpected bonuses of becoming a champion.dddddddddddd His future at Andretti set, Hunter-Reay is free to go "all in." "Its hard to explain," he said. "It makes you feel like you have more confidence in your team and in yourself and when you do have a bad weekend you dont get all spun out of control about it. Its more, Lets regroup. Lets get back to it. We know we can do it." Now might be the time to start. Track position is pivotal at Mid-Ohio. The narrow lanes leave only one or two spots on the circuit to pass. There hasnt been a winner who started outside the top six in seven years. If Hunter-Reay can stave off Power when the green flag drops, hell have nothing but clean air and his own high expectations in front of him. Theyre expectations that have evolved has hes cemented his spot as one of IndyCars top drivers. Three years ago, coming to Mid-Ohio in third place would have Hunter-Reay fixated on protecting his spot. Now, not so much. "Usually youd be like lets just finish second or third in the championship and thats good for your career, thats good to bank that result," he said. "But after the championship you know second isnt good enough, third isnt good enough. You feel like you dont remember who finished second or third in the championship two years ago so why do it." Hunter-Reay has avoided any real title hangover. He dominated the first while winning at Barber in the second race of the season and added a career-best third at the Indy 500 in May then led 65 laps while taking the checkered flag in Milwaukee on June 15. July, however, was unkind. He qualified second at Pocono but was punted by Takuma Sato at the entrance to the pits and finished 20th. A week later at Toronto, he slipped to 18th on Saturday after his car stalled twice leaving the pits and tagged a tire barrier with six laps to go. Things didnt get much better the next day when he got caught up with Power and came in 19th. Hunter-Reay already has one more DNF this season (four) than he did in 2012. Earlier in his racing life, it would have eaten away at him. Now he need only point to the way his team came together for the stretch run a year ago as proof all is not lost. He brushed off a mechanical issue at Mid-Ohio last summer to surge to victory at Baltimore and grabbed the crown with a third-place finish at Sonoma in the finale. "We finished on a strong note last year," he said. "Its time to do it again." Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Wholesale Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic NFL Jerseys From China Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap NFL T-shirts Wholesale NFL Gear NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Jerseys ' ' '