URI trailed 52-45 with 5:58 to play in the game and Jared Terrell having picked up his fourth foul.
Adding a further wrinkle to the Atlantic 10 result, Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley is the brother of Arizona State boss, Bobby.
"Let's go! Let's go!" shouted one player after the Rams came back from a seven-point deficit to beat No. 4 seed Saint Joseph's 90-87 in the Atlantic 10 Conference championship tournament.
Dowtin is from Upper Marlboro, Md., and played at St. John's College High in Washington, D.C. "We were fighting for our lives on the bubble coming in, but we were on a run". Saint Joseph's appeared poised to deliver another upset while trying to extend its injury-riddled season.
On the season, Davidson averages 77.0 points, 32.8 rebounds and 17.1 assists per game. "In every huddle we looked in their eyes and it just felt like it was a matter of time before we were going to walk them down, get the lead and win a close game late".
Cyril Langevine gave Rhode Island its first lead, 73-71, when he completed a 3-point play with 6:16 remaining. "We have had a great season".
"We want to experience that again", Hurley said.
"But what we talked about is what it felt like on Sunday a year ago (in the title game), you know, landing (at the airport in Rhode Island) and having hundreds of fans". I mean, that's an exciting feeling.
"We didn't get exactly what we deserved", Martelli said. Davidson rallied down the stretch to down the Rams, 63-61, in the regular-season finale on March 2.
Dowtin had an off-balance 3-pointer with 19.3 seconds left to make it 87-81.
On Sunday, Davidson eked out a one-point win over Rhode Island to win its first-ever Atlantic-10 championship, and one former Davidson star was super excited about it. Stephen Curry was watching from home as he rehabs his tweaked ankle, and he took to social media to express his joy. "That's pretty good", Hawks coach Phil Martelli said. "Being able to hit open shots, that's what we did".
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