RHODE ISLAND RAMS NEWS

URI center Jordan Hare leaves program for second time

Jordan Hare’s star-crossed basketball career at the University of Rhode Island is over. Hare left the Rams’ program Friday afternoon, just hours before the Rams’ 2014-15 opener against Pace University. URI offered no specific reason for Hare’s decision. Hare was absent during Wednesday’s media portion of practice, allegedly due to illness. He missed all of last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island pulls away from UMass-Lowell 72-56

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Hassan Martin scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Rhode Island to a 72-56 win over UMass-Lowell on Sunday. Rhode Island (2-0) used an 8-1 burst early in the first half to build a lead it wouldn't lose, taking a 29-23 advantage into intermission, then continued to pull away. Martin was 8 of 10 from the field and also had two blocks, leading the...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island stifles Towson, 13-7

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Lyle McCombs ran for 137 yards, Dylan Smith kicked two field goals, and Rhode Island beat Towson 13-7 on Saturday. Justin Favreau added the only touchdown of the game for the Rams (1-11, 1-7 Colonial Athletic Association), an 8-yard first-quarter grab from quarterback T.J. Anderson that gave Rhode Island a 7-0 lead. Darius Victor tied it for Towson late in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island rolls past Southern Miss 75-43

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Hassan Martin scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting and Rhode Island rolled to a 75-43 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday night. The Rams (5-2) shot 55.8 percent from the field, with 19 assists on 29 field goals. Jared Terrell had 12 points and E.C. Matthews added eight with five assists. T.J. Buchanan, Jarvis Garrett and Earl Watson each chipped in nine...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island cruises to 80-60 win over Brown

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Hassan Martin scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to propel Rhode Island to an 80-60 win over Brown on Wednesday. E.C. Matthews contributed 12 points, while Biggie Minnis and Jarelle Reischel added 10 apiece for Rhode Island (8-3), which shot 51 percent from the floor, including 6 of 13 from 3-point range. Minnis also had five assists. The Rams never...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island beats Saint Louis 65-53

ST. LOUIS (AP) Hassan Martin scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and added a team-high eight rebounds, helping Rhode Island put away Saint Louis 65-53 in an Atlantic-10 Conference opener on Saturday. Gilvydas Biruta had 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Rams (9-3), who have won four in a row overall - all by double figures. They've won six of seven...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Billikens begin A-10 play with 65-53 loss to Rhode Island

ST. LOUIS -- Hassan Martin scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and added a team-high eight rebounds, helping Rhode Island put away Saint Louis 65-53 in an Atlantic-10 Conference opener on Saturday. Gilvydas Biruta had 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Rams (9-3), who have won four in a row overall -- all by double figures. They've won six of seven in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Billikens begin A-10 play with 65-53 loss to Rhode Island

ST. LOUIS -- Hassan Martin scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and added a team-high eight rebounds, helping Rhode Island put away Saint Louis 65-53 in an Atlantic-10 Conference opener on Saturday. Gilvydas Biruta had 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Rams (9-3), who have won four in a row overall -- all by double figures. They've won six of seven in...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rhode Island leads early, beats La Salle 59-47

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Gilvydas Biruta scored 16 points and Hassan Martin added 14 as Rhode Island took an early lead in the first half to beat La Salle 59-47 on Thursday night. The Rams (12-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10) held La Salle to just seven points over a 13:38 stretch in the opening half, and led by 11 points at the break. While Rhode Island outscored the Explorers by just one point...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Terrell scores 19, Rhode Island beats St. Bonaventure 53-48

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Jared Terrell scored a career-high 19 points and Hassan Martin had two blocks in the final minute to help Rhode Island hold off St. Bonaventure 53-48 on Sunday. Youssou Ndoye hit two free throws for St. Bonaventure to tie the game at 47 with 2:32 left, but T.J. Buchanan answered with two of his own for Rhode Island. After a St. Bonaventure turnover, Buchanan...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Biruta's tip-in lifts Rhode Island over Fordham 64-63

NEW YORK (AP) Gilvydas Biruta scored the game-winning tip-in off E.C. Matthews' air ball, lifting Rhode Island over Fordham 64-63 on Wednesday night. Rhode Island (14-5, 6-2 Atlantic 10) quickly pushed the ball up to Matthews after Mandell Thomas made two free throws to give Fordham (5-13, 0-7) a one-point lead with 9 seconds left. Matthews drove hard into contact and his first...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Heartbreak (Rose) Hill: Rhode Island Defeats Fordham at the Buzzer 64-63

by Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigestIt was fitting that Bill Murray was in the audience Wednesday night in the Bronx to see the Rhode Island Rams defeat the Fordham Rams in heartbreaking fashion. The loss was "Groundhog Day" all over again for the Fordham team who are in the midst of a seven game losing streak. This loss hurt the most as Rhode Island forward Gilvydas Birtua tipped in a...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthews scores 26 to lead Rhode Island past Richmond, 79-74

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) E.C. Matthews scored 26 points and Hassan Martin had 16 points and a career-high 16 rebounds Sunday, leading Rhode Island to a 79-74 victory against Richmond. The Rams (16-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10) never trailed in winning their fifth in a row. They outrebounded Richmond 44-29 and withstood several rallies by the Spiders in the closing minutes. Kendall Anthony scored...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UR's Nelson-Ododa out indefinitely

University of Richmond post man Alonzo Nelson-Ododa will undergo surgery this morning to repair a fractured bone around his right eye and is out indefinitely. Nelson-Ododa was contesting a follow shot in the first half of the Spiders’ 79-74 loss to visiting Rhode Island on Sunday when he was hit in the eye by the arm of Rams forward Jarelle Reischel, who was not charged with a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Biruta leads Rhode Island to 78-68 win over Saint Joseph's

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Gilvydas Biruta scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half as Rhode Island rallied in the final period to beat Saint Joseph's 78-68 in Atlantic 10 Conference action on Saturday. Rhode Island (21-8, 13-5) grabbed the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, beginning March 11 in Brooklyn. The Rams, who received a double bye, will play in the quarterfinal round...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rhode Island advances past Iona 88-75 in NIT 1st round

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) E.C. Matthews and Jared Terrell each scored 18 points and Rhode Island beat Iona 88-75 on Tuesday in the first round of the NIT. Biggie Minnis had 13 points for the Rams (23-9) while T.J. Buchanan and Jarvis Garrett each scored 10. Garrett had 10 assists, and Hassan Martin and Earl Watson grabbed 11 rebounds apiece. A.J. English led Iona (26-9) with 28 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jarelle Reischel, Biggie Minnis and Matt Butler leaving URI

Rhode Island is losing three players to transfer, according to a report by Jeff Borzello of ESPN. Jarelle Reischel and Biggie Minnis are getting their degrees and will transfer for their final year of eligibility. Per NCAA rule, they won't have to sit out a year and will be eligible immediately.
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Former URI forward Reischel transfers to Eastern Kentucky

One of the University of Rhode Island’s three transfers has reportedly found a new home to play his final year of college basketball. Jarelle Reischel will continue his career at Eastern Kentucky, playing the 2015-16 season with the Colonials and new coach Dan McHale. The 6-foot-5 small forward was granted his release from the Rams in early April and will attempt to help the Colonials...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

As Cuba's embargo falls, a boxing empire called La Finca rises

By Paul Navarro Cuba is the most successful athletic country in the world. No other country on earth has done so much with so little resources. The Cubans’ approach to Olympic sports, especially in boxing, is a testament to the adage that champions are made, not born. Their dedicated sporting program, known as “La Finca,” is the result of politics as much as it is the dedication...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Leroy Butts won’t enroll at Rhode Island for fall semester

Three-star power forward and Rhode Island Rams commit Leroy Butts may have committed to the university, but will not be enrolling there for the fall semester. Per Bill Koch of the Providence Journal, the NCAA has red-flagged Butts’ standardized test scores and he is thus unable to enter school. #URI signee Leroy Butts will not enroll for the start of 2015-16 season, @projo has...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

URI’s E.C. Matthews out for the season

Rhode Island Rams junior E.C. Matthews suffered a knee injury in Friday’s win over American and will miss the rest of the season as a result. Raphielle Johnson of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported Matthews’ injury. Matthews, a former four-star recruit out of Michigan’s Romulus High School, near Detroit, offered a statement on his injury. “The injury I sustained...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence beats URI on last-second putback

No. 23 Providence beat the A-10’s Rhode Island Rams tonight on a last-second putback dunk by big man Ben Bentil. Check out the highlight below! Bentil also led the Friars with 23 points to go with eight rebounds, and Providence pulled off the win despite shoddy three-point defense along with bad three-point shooting. Rhode Island also out-rebounded them 33-26. Despite the ugly...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph’s Rebounds to defeat vs Rhode Island

Philadelphia PA: At times during the season where teams have those games that they should win and don’t win and must know to stay competitive in the league to make the NCAA tournament as the Saint Joseph’s Hawks took on the Rhode Island Rams on Sunday afternoon at Hagan Arena on the campus of Saint […]
Via Philly Sports Live
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Atlantic 10 roundup: one month until tournament time

With a month to go until the next Atlantic 10 tournament champion is crowned, much is left to be decided. The A-10 is as tough as ever and could potentially send as many as four teams to the NCAA tournament. Yet up and down the league standings, plenty is yet to be determined as teams fight to earn bids and salvage seasons. With a month left in the regular season, let’s look at...
Via The Student Section
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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