URI upsets Creighton, 84-72 in NCAA Tournament

The URI Rams upset Creighton Friday 84-72 to advance to the round of 32 at the NCAA Tournament in Sacramento, California. 

Jeff Dowtin led the Rams with 23 points while Kuran Iverson added 17 in URI's first win in the tournament since 1998.  Rhode Island, the 11th seed in the Midwest Region, will face #3 Oregon Sunday.  

Rhody held the sixth-seeded Blue Jays to just 40% from the field and never trailed in the game. 

E.C. Matthews scored 16 and Hassan Martin chipped in with 12 points to go with his 8 rebounds.