Jan. 30, 2011
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In the most-played series in UMass basketball history, the Minutemen won the 135th meeting. UMass leads the all-time series, 78-57 which dates to 1908.
UMass has won six of the last nine meetings. The teams split the pair each of the last two years.
Anthony Gurley scored in double-figures in all 20 games this season with 21.
Gurley has scored 20 or more points for the 11th time this season and 21st time in his career.
Gurley led UMass in scoring for the 18th time in 20 games this season.
Gurley now has 1,179 in his UMass career to stand 25th. He passed Rafer Giles (1,163) early in the game. Next on the list at No. 24 is John Murphy (1,184). In his career, Gurley has 1,378 overall.
Javorn Farrell drew a key charge in the second half, his third of the season.
UMass made just two field goals over the final 10 minutes of the half.
Rhode Island missed its first eight shots of game.