The Rams will now await their likely NCAA Tournament marching orders, having snapped the two-game losing streak that ended the regular season but without the championship they coveted. A Davidson win knocks them out.
Davidson beat Rhode Island in the A-10 tournament championship game Sunday to steal an at-large bid. I think we had a really good year.
It was Matthews' 3 with a little more than 3½ minutes left that capped an 11-point run and put Rhode Island ahead 56-52 before Davidson came back. Davis is now shooting 53.7 percent from the floor, 36.2 percent from three-point range and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Peyton Aldridge, the A-10 co-player of the year, added 13 points and seven rebounds for third-seeded Davidson, which was playing in its first conference final since joining the league in 2014 from the Southern Conference. This will be Lipscomb's first ever tournament appearance.
Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament is here and teams sweating out the wait until the brackets are revealed got bad news from the Atlantic 10 Conference.
March Madness is upon us!
Other games: Georgia State earned an NCAA Tournament berth by winning in the Sun Belt tournament 75-61 over Texas- Arlington in New Orleans.
On the season, Davidson averages 77.0 points, 32.8 rebounds and 17.1 assists per game. Hayes was named the tournament's MVP.
Curry was not with the Warriors (51-16) on their two-game road trip after he suffered a right ankle injury earlier this week during Golden State's 110-107 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Briefly: Missouri suspended forward Jordan Barnett for its NCAA Tournament opener Friday against Florida State after he was arrested on suspicion of DWI on Saturday, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.
Nebraska won 22 games and went 13-5 in Big Ten, but was 1-6 against quadrant-1 teams.