Kingston, RI (SportsNetwork.com) – Freshman Jared Terrell hit two 3-pointers
to open overtime and Rhode Island upset No. 21 Nebraska 66-62 on Saturday for
its first win over a ranked opponent in almost 16 years.
E.C. Matthews had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Terrell scored 12 for the Rams
(3-0), who won their first three games for the first time in five seasons.
It was Rhode Island’s first victory over a nationally ranked opponent since
beating No. 25 Utah on Dec. 2, 1998.
Shavon Shields led Nebraska (2-1) with 25 points and nine rebounds and Terran
Petteway scored 15.
Petteway, one of the nation’s top scorers, rolled his right ankle stepping on
the foot of a Rams player midway through the second half. He limped off the
court but later returned.