Matthews, the Rams’ second-leading scorer, previously missed six games earlier this season after breaking his left wrist in URI’s second game. His return to action in mid-December marked the start of its winning streak. Terrell said while they were affected by seeing Matthews go down again, he felt like the team was able to compose itself quickly. “We had it in the back of our mind, but we’ll always play hard. We’ll always play for each other,” Terrell said. URI has won four of last five meetings with the Spiders (9-16, 7-6). Nick Sherod led Richmond with 21 points. Grant Golden added 16 points and seven rebounds. Entering Tuesday, either Matthews or Sherod had scored at least 20 points in 11 of the team’s previous 15 games. The Rams did a good job adjusting without Matthews in the second half. Richmond looked to be figuring things out offensively after getting some quick baskets and pulling within 49-44. That was before URI responded with 17-3 run to open up a 19-point lead.
Spokesman for @RhodyMBB on EC Matthews: “He will be re-evaluated tomorrow, but initial reports are good. He’s expected to be okay.”— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) February 14, 2018