Rhode Island edges past Charleston 68-62
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Jared Terrell scored 21 points and Cyril Langevine added 13 points to go with 10 rebounds to lift Rhode Island to a 68-62 win over College of Charleston on Saturday.
In a matchup of two preseason conference favorites, Rhode Island (6-3) retook the lead for good on a pair of free throws from Langevine to make it 61-60 with 2:06 left. Langevine then quickly sank two more to pad it and Terrell went 4 for 4 from the line before Charleston's Joe Chealey dropped in a layup with 21 seconds to go to cut the gap back to five.
Terrell hit his fifth straight free throw with 10 seconds left and Chealey missed two 3-pointers before the buzzer.
Tanford Robinson got his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Rhode Island, which ended Charleston's five-game win streak with the victory.
Grant Riller led Charleston (7-3) with 21 points, Nick Harris added 18 points and Chealey finished with 12.
Rhode Island is the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10 conference and Charleston is the Colonial favorite.
Updated December 16, 2017