For the Rhode Island Rams, they were the first team to move to the round of 32.
Summitt coached the Volunteers women's team from 1974-2012, earning NCAA Coach the Year honors seven times and bringing Tennessee a whopping eight national championships during her time in Knoxville.
A pair of Bagley dunks shortly after intermission pushed Duke's advantage to more than 20 and the Blue Devils were on their way to Omaha. Saturday, nearly seven years later, the men's all-time leader in college basketball wins finally passed the women's all-time leader in college basketball wins.
On Saturday, Rhode Island will take on the Duke Blue Devils for a chance at the Sweet 16. After Duke allowed an early 3-pointer after the break-Belmont's ninth of the game-the Bruins (31-4) made just two of their last 11 3-point attempts.
Having led the No. 7 Rams to their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance - following an 18-year drought - Hurley, 45, has been linked as a top candidate to the recent vacancies at Pittsburgh and UConn. They rank first in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage, and during their 89-67 first-round drubbing of Iona on Thursday, they pulled down 14 offense rebounds on their way to a sparkling 1.31 points per possession.
Rhode Island: The Rams lose five seniors to graduation, including Matthews, Terrell and forward Andre Berry but have a solid nucleus returning. The guard scored 17 points per game, playing in almost 34 minutes per game. The Blue Devils finished second in the conference regular season standings behind Virginia.
Rhode Island basketball's first-round victory over Oklahoma was far from stress-free.
Duke opened the second half on an 11-5 run to take a 56-33 lead with under 16 minutes to play. The Rams are a tough team, that's well coached and can score the basketball.
Rhode Island's squad is much older than Duke's and brings experience that Duke's youngsters lack. The Blue Devils poor defense will have to be improved for the Rams to win this game.