SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- Fatts Russell's 3-pointer with four seconds left was part of his 20-point effort and Rhode Island beat Harvard 76-74 Friday night.
Meanwhile, Jeff Dowtin scored a career-high 31 points on a 13-of-19 shooting and scored six of the Rams' last nine points in the last 2 1/2 minutes of play. Dowtin hit a 3-pointer with 72 seconds left to put Rhode Island up 73-72. Justin Bassey made a pair of free throws with 11 seconds to play to give Harvard a 74-73 lead. Ryan Preston blocked Noah Kirkwood's 3-point attempt as time expired.
Russell struggled shooting just 5 of 18 and 2 of 9 from 3-point range, but he distributed five assists with four rebounds and three steals and committed just one turnover. Cyril Langevine added 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Rhode Island (2-1).
Bassey, who scored 23, finished 7-of-9 shooting from the floor and made all six of his free-throw attempts for Harvard (2-2). Danilo Djuricic scored 20 points with five assists and Chris Lewis scored 10.
Girard helps Syracuse jump out early to beat Seattle 89-67
Freshman Joseph Girard III made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points in his first collegiate start, and Syracuse came out blistering to beat Seattle 89-67 on Saturday in the first meeting between the schools.
Fritz scores in final second to give Canisius 83-81 win
Malik Johnson fed Jacco Fritz as he cut toward the basket for the winning layup as time expired and Canisius got its first win of the season, beating Bucknell 83-81 on Saturday night.
Godfrey lifts Purdue Fort Wayne past Stetson 79-55
Jarred Godfrey had 19 points and Matt Holba posted 15 points as Purdue Fort Wayne romped past Stetson 79-55 on Saturday night.