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Saint Mary's (Cal) 82, Rhode Island 59

Stephen Holt scored 17 points, leading five players in double figures, to help St. Mary's beat Rhode Island 82-59 Thursday night. Holt was 5 of 12 from the field and had six rebounds. Matthew Dellavedova had a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists. James Walker III had 14 points, shooting 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and a team-high eight rebounds. Beau Levesque scored...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Rhode Island 59, Brown 47

Xavier Munford scored 18 points and Mike Powell 16 to lead Rhode Island to a 59-47 victory over Brown on Friday night. Munford scored 14 points in the second half, including 11 during a 16-3 run when the Rams (5-8) extended a five-point lead to 43-25 with 4:20 remaining. Both teams shot poorly in the first half, which ended with the Rams ahead 21-14 despite shooting 25.8 percent...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) After slow start, Munford paces Rhode Island in victory

Rhode Island took to the court for the first time in 2013 on Friday evening, playing host to their neighbors from Providence, Brown University.  The first 20 minutes of the contest saw both teams struggle offensively. Following the intermission, Xavier Munford was able to help Rhode Island find its offense.  The New Jersey native had 14 of his team high 18 points as Rhode Island...
Via College Chalktalk
January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

(Video) Charlotte rides boards and bench play to 2-0 Atlantic 10 start

Alan Major and his Charlotte 49ers traveled to Kingston on Saturday to take on the Rhode Island Rams. The Ryan Center crowd was treated to an evenly contested first half. The second half saw Charlotte control the glass (26 rebounds in the half) and receive a huge lift from its bench.  As a result, the Niners were able to grind out an eight point victory, 58-50. Following the game...
Via College Chalktalk
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhode Island 82, Saint Louis 80

Xavier Munford scored 24 points to lead Rhode Island over Saint Louis 82-80 in overtime Saturday night, winning their first Atlantic 10 game of the season. Kwamain Mitchell led Saint Louis with 29 points and had seven 3-pointers. Munford was 8 of 14 from the field and had four 3-pointers for Rhode Island (6-10, 1-2 Atlantic 10). Nikola Malesevic and Andre Malone scored 14 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

SLU Falls To URI in OT, 82-80

Kwamain Mitchell's career night was spoiled by the Rhode Island Rams. An exciting, back-and-forth game saw URI make just enough plays to get a big road win on Saturday night. BillikenReport.com was in attendance to break it down.
Via saintlouis.scout.com
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Billikens defeated by Rhode Island in overtime

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Xavier Munford scored 24 points to lead Rhode Island over Saint Louis 82-80 in overtime Saturday night, winning their first Atlantic 10 game of the season. Kwamain Mitchell led Saint Louis with 29 points and had seven 3-pointers. Munford was 8 of 14 from the field and had four 3-pointers for Rhode Island (6-10, 1-2 Atlantic 10). Nikola Malesevic and Andre Malone...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

VCU 70, Rhode Island 64

Juvonte Reddic tallied a double-double and Treveon Graham posted his 15th straight game in double figures in Virginia Commonwealth's 70-64 win over Rhode Island on Wednesday. Graham, a sophomore, scored eight of his 19 points from the free-throw line. Reddic, who leads the Atlantic 10 Conference in rebounding, finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds - seven on the offensive...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhode Island hangs tough in 75-68 loss to Butler

Rhode Island has proven itself a tough opponent for some of the better teams in the Atlantic-10. It was no exception Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse, where the Rams lost to ninth-ranked Butler 75-68 despite holding a 32-30 halftime lead and making things interesting down the stretch - as they have all year. Nikola Maleseciv scored 18 points for Rhode Island (6-14, 1-6) in the team...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph's 81, Rhode Island 44

C.J. Aiken led four Saint Joseph's players in double figures with 15 points as they beat Rhode Island 81-44 Wednesday night in Atlantic 10 Conference action. Ronald Roberts scored 13 points, Chris Wilson added 11 and Carl Jones chipped in 10 to help Saint Joseph's (17-11, 8-7) win its sixth straight home game and clinch a berth in next week's Atlantic 10 championship...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Huggins Lands Transfer Jonathan Holton For Next Season

URI West Virginia men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins added another member to his 2013 recruiting class this week. Jonathan Holton, a 6-foot-9 power forward who was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference all-rookie team in 2012, has experience playing for Rhode Island and Palm Beach State Community College. While at URI, Holton averaged 10.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. His...
Via College Spun
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhode Island, BYU ink shooting guards

As the regular signing period came to a close, the Rhode Island Rams and BYU Cougars each announced the addition to their program of shooting guard recruits. Rhode Island landed 6′-2″ Matthew Butler of East (TN), as their third recruit in the 2013 recruiting cycle, along with Hassan Martin and EC Matthews. A native of Memphis, Butler reportedly averaged [...]
Via Hoopniks
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Summer notes: X-tra motivation for Rhode Island’s Munford

Send to Kindle(Credit: URI Athletics/Mike Scott) The press release went live on the Atlantic 10 homepage last March, and an email facsimile of it hit inboxes of national and local media at about the same time.  The Atlantic 10 had announced its all-conference teams. Three teams and 15 names representing the best of the Atlantic 10. Xavier Munford’s name was nowhere to be found...
Via College Chalktalk
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

One thing to watch… Rhode Island

Send to KindleWe continue our flyover of the Atlantic 10 Conference with one blurb per team on what we’ll be watching.  Previews are for another day… for now, some summer teasers on what could mean a couple more W’s for your program of choice. Rhode Island An infusion of talent, physical players on the interior, an intriguing tug-of-war for minutes at the point guard position...
Via College Chalktalk
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Nebrich leads Fordham over Rhode Island 51-26

Michael Nebrich threw for four touchdowns, completing 17 of 25 pass attempts for 267 yards, to lead the Fordham Rams to a 51-26 victory over the Rhode Island Rams Thursday night. Nebrich's longest was a 64 yard completion to Sam Ajala for a touchdown. Ajala and Brian Wetzel had two touchdown catches each. Ajala totaled 112 yards on 4 receptions. Wetzel caught seven for 90 yards...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Rhode Island Rams unveil brand new basketball court

The Rhode Island Rams are excited to unveil the brand-new Alex and Ani Court, featuring a slick logo at midcourt.
Via Gamedayr
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Newsblurb: Rhode Island’s Jordan Hare to take a leave of absence

Send to KindlePer a school release, University of Rhode Island sophomore Jordan Hare will take an indefinite leave of absence from the basketball team.  Coach Dan Hurley says Hare will take the time to focus on personal matters.  He will remain enrolled as full-time student at the school. The Michigan native had a solid season last year for the Rams, starting 19 games and averaged...
Via College Chalktalk
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhode Island runs past Maine 97-77

Ifeanyi Onyekaba scored a double-double, 21 points and 10 rebounds in only 20 minutes of action, as Rhode Island overwhelmed Maine 97-77 Friday. Onyekaba's layup started the scoring for the Rams as they jumped out to an early advantage, leading 16-9 with six minutes gone in the game. Maine, led by Xavier Pollard with 23 points, came charging back to tighten the score in the...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhode Island beats North Carolina A&T 72-59

E.C. Matthews scored 18 points as Rhode Island pulled away from North Carolina A&T in the second half, winning 72-59. North Carolina A&T (1-2) played head-to -head with Rhode Island (2-1) in the first half which featured nine lead changes and seven ties. NC A&T led the Rams at the half 33-32, but Rhode Island turned it around in the second pulling off a 16-0 run and...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhode Island beats Metro St. 66-63 in NIT

Xavier Munford scored 16 points and hit three free throws in the final 23 seconds to help Rhode Island hold off Metro State in the opening round of the NIT Preseason Tip-Off on Monday night. E.C. Matthews added 16 points and seven rebounds for Rhode Island (3-1), which will move on to face the winner between No. 5 Arizona and Fairleigh Dickinson Tuesday night at the McKale Center...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhode Island defeats UNC Asheville 73-56

Xavier Munford had 14 points and seven rebounds as Rhode Island defeated UNC Asheville 73-56 Monday night in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament. Minnis Biggie scored 14 off the bench for the Rams (5-2) and Biruta Gilvydas added 13. Jaron Lane and Andrew Rowsey scored 17 apiece for UNC Asheville (1-5). The teams were tied 33 at the half as UNC Asheville...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhode Island defeats McNeese State 76-71

Xavier Munford scored 26 points and made a game-high six 3-pointers Tuesday night to lead Rhode Island to a 76-71 victory over McNeese State. Munford had 13 points in the first half and has scored in double figures in seven of eight games. Rhode Island (6-2) led by 21 points after a 3-point shot by Jarelle Reischel with 12:45 remaining. McNeese State erased the lead to close within...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Biruta leads Rhode Island past New Hampshire 62-45

Gilvydas Biruta scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Rhode Island rolled to an easy 62-45 victory Sunday over New Hampshire. Rhode Island (7-5) snapped a three-game losing skid. Biruta scored in double figures for the sixth consecutive game. It was his second double-double of the season, and the second game scoring a season-high 17 points. Biruta made a layup to give the...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss defeats Rhode Island 77-64

Neil Watson and Michael Craig scored 14 points each as Southern Miss defeated Rhode Island 77-64 on Saturday. The Golden Eagles (12-2) broke open a tight game in the second half and closed on a 13-2 run with Aaron Brown adding 13 points and Jerrold Brooks 11. Craig's 14 points are a season high, and he added 11 rebounds. Rhode Island (7-6) was led by Xavier Munford and E.C...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhode Island beats Brown 75-66

Xavier Munford scored 25 points Thursday, E.C. Matthews added 21 and Rhode Island beat Brown 75-66. Matthews hit a 3-pointer to put the Rams (8-6) up 21-20 in the first half and they never trailed again. Munford hit a trey at 2:56, sparking an 11-2 run, and ended the half with another trey, giving the Rams a 43-28 halftime lead. Gilvydas Biruta opened the second half with a layup...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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