This time it was Saint Joseph's with feelings of postgame disappointment.
The Rams won 90-87, moving to the A-10 final being played on Sunday afternoon.
The Davidson Wildcats (20-11) are coming from an 82-70 win over St. Bonaventure in which Peyton Adridge scored 24 points. The Rams scored 21 second-chance points, including 19 in the second half.
"Obviously, it was a pretty exciting semifinal Saturday", URI coach Dan Hurley said. "We had to fight our tail off to win".
Who We Like: Davidson's motion offense is rolling right now and the Wildcats' 2-3 zone gave the Rams' fits earlier this season. "Our seniors mean a lot to us, so we took that kind of personal".
Saint Joseph's pushed the pace with 4 points off of fast breaks versus an opposing 2 points off of fast breaks.
"Last year we were much more back-against-the-wall", Hurley said. "Being able to hit open shots, that's what we did".
Jared Terrell. A 6-foot-3 sophomore, Terrell averages 17.7 points and is a 41.6 percent shooter from 3-point range. Saint Joseph's appeared poised to deliver another upset while trying to extend its injury-riddled season.
"Ball game! We dancin' baby!" Jeff Dowtin added 16 points and 10 assists for the Rams, while Russell and E.C. Matthews both had 14 points to help erase an 11-point second-half deficit. Terrell is the focal point of a tough-minded team, and some of his best performances have come in big games, including his season-high 32 points on November 23 against Seton Hall.
Shavar Newkirk lead the way for the Hawks with 18 points, eight boards and six assists. "We have had a great season". The Rams are the first No. 1 seed in the Atlantic 10 to reach the conference championship game since Saint Louis in 2013.
Ten years ago, a babyfaced marksman from Charlotte captured the hearts of college basketball fans as tiny Davidson College made its way to the Elite Eight in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. "One of our goals was to win the regular season and win the tournament".