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    KINGSTON, R. Cheap Jeff Bagwell Jersey .I. -- A total of 364 days elapsed between games for No. 23 Rhode Islands E.C Matthews.Matthews, who missed all but 10 minutes of last season after tearing his right ACL, played like he never missed any time as he scored 21 points Friday night to key an 84-61 victory over Dartmouth in the season opener for both teams.It was amazing just being out there with my teammates, Matthews said after connecting on 75 percent (9-for-12) of his shots. I almost forgot because its been so long. You could feel the excitement in the air.Coach (Dan Hurley) had to calm me down. He called me last night to let me know just to let it come. It felt good to be back. Ive been doing this my whole life. Just being comfortable and reading and reacting and having a good pace are important.Matthews was one of a trio of Rams who scored in double figures.Hassan Martin recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Kuran Iverson added 11 points.Rhode Islands suffocating, man-to-man defense also factored in the Rams lop-sided victory.We got separation in the second half, Hurley said. We played a level of defense that was an elite defense. We held them to 35 percent from the field and forced 20 turnovers. Thats kind of who we are.The Big Green, who trailed 39-26 at halftime, was led by Evan Boudreauxs 14 points and Guilen Smiths 13.We got off to a slow start on defense, Hurley said. I thought we were jittery to start. At the first timeout we did not do a real good job but then we picked it up.We were hoping to have 22 to 24 steals. We wanted to keep them under 38 percent from the field and we did that. But our defense has to be an elite defense for us. We have a lot of athletes. We come at people in waves.BIG PICTUREDartmouth: First-year head coach Dave McLaughlin inherits a team that was 10-18 last season and includes six freshmen on its roster. In order for the Big Green to qualify for the Ivy Leagues first-ever, post-season tournament (the top four teams qualify) theyll have to improve on last seasons sixth-place finish.Rhode Island: After defeating Dartmouth, the Rams play home games against Marist College and Brown University which should give coach Dan Hurley an idea of the players he can count on to play meaningful minutes. That will be important because the Rams play a potential Top 25-calibre team in Cincinnati at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena on November 19.POLL IMPLICATIONS: A lop-sided victory could ensure that Rhode Island remains ranked in the Top 25 and that the Rams may move up a notch in the next poll.STAT OF THE NIGHT: Rhode Island had 11 assists, turned the ball over 11 times and blocked 11 shots.STAR WATCH: Hassan Martin began the game as Rhode Islands career leader in field goal percentage (57.3 percent). That percentage should go up a couple of decimal points because Martin only missed one of his six shots.TURNING POINT: Rhode Island led 32-24 with 4:02 left in the first half when Christion Thompson stole the ball and went coast-to-coast for a dunk. That play ignited a 21-6 run which gave the Rams a 53-30 lead. Dartmouth failed to get closer than the final score.ROLE PLAYER: Sophomore Nicole Akele came off the bench to score nine points in 17 minutes. Even though this only was one game, Akeles play may be an indication of Rhode Islands depth.SAME OLD STORY: The Big Green committed 401 turnovers last season and ranked seventh in the Ivy League in assist-to-turnover ratio. Dartmouth repeated that scenario by turning the ball over 20 times and assisting on only six baskets.UP NEXT;Dartmouth: The Big Green return home on November 15 to host Fairfield in another non-conference game. The Stags are coming off a 19-victory season during which they earned a post-season berth.Rhode Island: The Rams host Marist College on November 14. The Red Foxes, who lost to No. 1 Duke on Friday, finished 7-23 last season and 4-16 in the MAAC Cheap Brad Peacock Jersey . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. Cheap Roy Oswalt Jersey . 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Bakersfield also has been a Seattle Mariners affiliate since 2015.The parent club, ownership and location of the other Carolina League team was not announced. Minor League Baseball says Fayetteville, North Carolina, officials have a memorandum of understanding for a stadium to open in 2019.We are happy that professional baseball will return to Kinston, and we are pleased with the steps Fayetteville has taken to bring professioonal baseball back to that great city as well, OConner said. Cheap MLB Jerseys. Minor League Baseball says the Rangers and Kinston have a 12-year agreement to play at Grainger Stadium. 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