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No. 16 Rhode Island Loses Its 1st Conference Game In More Than A Year

St. Bonaventure fans storm the court.

College basketball's 2017-18 season has been full of upsets. We had another shocking one tonight.

Rhode Island, the No. 16 team in the country, had not lost an Atlantic 10 conference game in more than a calendar year. That streak is over.

The Rams fell to St. Bonaventure, 77-74, at the Reilly Center. It was Rhode Island's first loss since early December.

URI came into the game having won 16-straight games. It was the longest winning streak in the country. The Rams last defeat came on Dec. 6, when they fell 68-64 to Alabama.

The students rushed the floor. Check it out:

Here's the Associated Press' recap of the game:

LaDarien Griffin scored 10 of the Bonnies last 14 points over the final six minutes in rallying them back from a 67-61 deficit -- St. Bonaventure's largest of the game. The Bonnies (20-6, 10-4 Atlantic 10) won their eighth straight and stayed in the hunt for the regular-season conference title.

Jared Terrell led the Rams with 23 points, but missed a potential go-ahead layup with 4.8 seconds left. Down 75-74, Terrell's shot banked off the backboard and off the front of the rim and out. Mobley came down with the rebound and was fouled.

Rhode Island dropped to 23-4, 13-1 in the conference with the loss. St. Bonaventure improved to 20-6, 10-4 in the league.