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Cooper's 2 TDs leads Rhode Island past Brown 28-13

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Harold Cooper ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Rhode Island pull away and beat Brown 28-13 on Saturday. William Twyman picked off Jordan Vazzano's pass and returned it 30 yards into the end zone to give Brown (1-2) a 13-7 halftime lead. The Bears fumbled the ball during their first series of the second half, and Momodou Mbye recovered it deep...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova Football vs. Rhode Island: 3 Things To Know About The Rams

The 'Cats look to make it 5 wins in a row when they face the Rams on Saturday. The Villanova Wildcats left Elon with a 42-7 win, improving their record to 4-1 win on the season. After losing to FBS Pittsburgh in the opener, the 'Cats have yet to lose another game. This Saturday they return to Villanova Stadium to take on the Rhode Island Rams who are fresh off of their first win...
Via VU Hoops
October 06, 2016

Villanova Football vs. Rhode Island recap: 'Cats Offensive Domination Continues, Beat Rams 35-0

Villanova dominated the Rams to improve to 5-1 on the season. The Villanova Wildcats returned home after dominating Elon, and they continued their winning ways, beating the Rhode Island Rams 35-0. The defense was fantastic, shutting out the Rams and holding them to only 103 total yards. The offense ran wild once again, gaining 435 total yards. The 'Cats defense held Rhode Island...
Via VU Hoops
October 08, 2016

Game Preview: No. 21 Rhode Island Rams vs. No. 24 Cincinnati Bearcats

The Bearcats will look to prove themselves in their first Top 25 matchup of the young season. The Cincinnati Bearcats have looked great in the early going with two blowout victories to start the year, pushing them into the AP Top 25 rankings. Although Albany and Brown are not thought to be much competition, UC has shown the ability to crash the boards and run wild in transition....
Via Down The Drive: Cincinnati Bearcats
November 18, 2016

America, it’s time to get to know Rhode Island’s E.C. Matthews

E.C. Matthews is back and hes reminding us why many thought he was one of the best mid-major players around.When the AP Preseason Top 25 was released, the Rhode Island Rams squeezed in at No. 23. Some may wonder how a team from the Atlantic 10 that went 17-15 last season could garner so much early respect.Its simple: E.C. Matthews.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
November 18, 2016

WATCH: Men's Basketball Highlights: Cincinnati 71, Rhode Island 76 (Courtesy: ESPN)

The Cincinnati Bearcats fall to the Rhode Island Rams 76-71 on Saturday evening. They will play Penn State on Sunday at 3 PM EST in the consolation game.
Via Cincinnati Bearcats Athletics
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke hands Rhode Island its first loss of the season

UNCASVILLE, Conn. The Rhode Island Rams have a lot to build on after a solid outing in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament Championship.After defeating Cincinnati yesterday, Rhode Island just couldnt get anything going against Duke, falling to the Blue Devils 75-65 in the championship game on Sunday.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
November 20, 2016

WATCH: Auburn’s eagle hits wall before high school football game

It’s not easy being Auburn’s eagle this season. On Friday, it was believed that War Eagle VII, also known as Nova, crashed into a wall before a high school football game between Opelika and Ramsay at Jordan-Hare Stadium. It marks the latest flight mishap this year, after an earlier incident during an Auburn game drew attention. Check out the clip below from AL.com: Here’s...
Via SEC Country
December 03, 2016

Rhode Island forward Hassan Martin out indefinitely with quad injury

A crushing blow for a struggling URI teamA rough week for the Rhode Island Rams got worse on Tuesday when the school announced that forward Hassan Martin is out indefinitely with a quad injury.Update on Hassan Martin; senior forward will miss tonight's game vs. ODU pic.twitter.com/gcrc2CxLRC
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
December 06, 2016

Matthews, defense lead Rhode Island past Old Dominion 51-39

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) E.C. Matthews scored 15 points and Rhode Island stifled Old Dominion 51-39 on Tuesday night. The Rams (6-3) held the Monarchs (5-3) to a season-low for points for a game and a half as Rhode Island led 31-17 at the break. Cyril Langevine had four blocks and Stanford Robinson a career-high five steals for Rhode Island. Old Dominion made 7 of 24 shots in each...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Matthews' 23 points, 9 rebounds propels Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) E.C. Matthews scored 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Rhode Island closed out the non-conference portion of its season with a 73-62 win over William & Mary on Thursday night. It was the 23rd time Matthews topped 20 points in his career. Jared Terrell finished with 14 points and Cyril Langevine added four points and 17 rebounds, including seven...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: MBB Preview vs. Rhode Island

The Dayton Flyers host the Rhode Island Rams in an RPI Top 50 matchup.
Via Dayton Flyers Athletics
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Rhode Island closes on 13-1 run to beat George Washington

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Hassan Martin scored 23 points, Jared Terrell added 17, including his 1,000th career point, and Rhode Island closed the game on a 13-1 run to beat George Washington 82-70 on Tuesday night. Martin's 3-point play with 4:49 left gave Rhode Island a 72-69 lead and Terrell's hoop and free throw at the 2:47 mark made it 77-70. Terrell also had a key block on a 3...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Formerly ranked teams that could miss NCAA Tournament

Welcome to February. It’s officially time to panic if your favorite college basketball team doesn’t have a stellar record.A lot can change from now until Selection Sunday — and sometimes not for the better. Few things in sports feel worse than being left out of the 68-team NCAA Tournament field. It’s like watching a house party from the outside.Five teams that were previously...
Via The Comeback
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Matthews, Dowtin lead Rhode Island over Davidson 70-59

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) E.C. Matthews scored 21 points, Jeff Dowtin added 19 and Rhode Island beat Davidson 70-59 on Friday night. The Rams (15-7, 7-3 Atlantic 10) have won five of their last six games, pulled into a tie with Richmond in the conference standings, and are a half-game back of leaders VCU and Dayton. Davidson (12-9, 5-5) had its three-game win streak snapped. The Wildcats...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Robinson, Matthews held Rhode Island hold off George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Stanford Robinson hit 4 of 4 free throws in the final 45 seconds and finished with a career-high 21 points, E.C. Matthews scored 18 and Rhode Island beat George Mason 77-74 on Saturday to snap a two-game skid. Robinson scored 13 points in the final eight minutes and Kuran Iverson had nine second-half points and grabbed eight rebounds for Rhode Island (17-9, 9...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Terrell leads balanced Rhode Island past La Salle 67-56

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jared Terrell tied his season high with 24 points to lead three others into double figures as Rhode Island defeated La Salle 67-56 on Tuesday night, staying in place among the top four teams in the Atlantic 10 that earn a bye into the conference tournament quarterfinals. Freshman Cyril Langevine scored a career-best 11 points while E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Rhode Island edges VCU 70-63 to claim A-10 title, NCAA berth

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jared Terrell finished with 20 points and E.C. Matthews added 19, including a decisive runner with 55 seconds to go as Rhode Island earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999 with a 70-63 victory over Virginia Commonwealth in the Atlantic-10 title game on Sunday. The third-seeded Rams (24-9) never trailed and withstood a serious late push...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

These five teams have potential to bust brackets in 2017 NCAA Tournament

Let the madness begin.The bracket for the 2017 NCAA Tournament was revealed Sunday and it’s time to look at the teams that will make you tear up your brackets over the next couple of weeks.Here are five potential bracket busters.East Tennessee StateThe No. 13 seed in the East Region will open against the fourth-seeded Florida Gators and should be a trendy upset pick. The champions...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

5 potential NCAA Tournament first-round upsets

One of the best parts about March Madness is being able to call a big March Madness upset. There are few things more fun about March Madness than riding a little-known school to the Sweet Sixteen or beyond and bragging about it to your friends and coworkers who’ve never heard of them. Of course, they’re upsets for a reason, and notoriously hard to predict.Teams who have waited...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Five mid-major teams to watch in the NCAA Tournament

For numerous fans, chalk is the obvious deterrent for a possible Cinderella story in the NCAA Tournament. Just look at No. 16-seeded New Orleans, which possesses 10,000,000-to-1 odds to do the impossible in this year’s bracket. Unless a close relative is in serious debt, find a different miracle to buy into.But remember when Michigan State was the favorite to win the national...
Via The Comeback
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

NCAA bracket 2017: Get to know the Rhode Island Rams

The Rams are the 11 seed in the Midwest Region The Rhode Island Rams have been absent from the NCAA tournament since 1999, when the team was led by Lamar Odom. It's been five years since Dan Hurley took the helm for the Rams, and the program has been on the rise under his tenure. How They Got Here
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
March 17, 2017

Upstart 11th seed URI stuns No. 6 Creighton in NCAAs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Dowtin scored a career-high 23 points with a perfect day at the free-throw line, upstart Rhode Island answered every threat and the Rams ran right into the next round of the NCAA Tournament by stunning cold-shooting No. 6 seed Creighton 84-72 on Friday in an opener of the Midwest Region. Kuran Iverson scored 17 points and Hassan Martin had 12 points...
Via MyNorthwest.com
March 17, 2017

Upstart 11th seed URI stuns No. 6 Creighton in NCAAs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Jeff Dowtin scored a career-high 23 points with a perfect day at the free-throw line, upstart Rhode Island answered every threat and the Rams ran right into the next round of the NCAA Tournament by stunning cold-shooting No. 6 seed Creighton 84-72 on Friday in an opener of the Midwest Region. Kuran Iverson scored 17 points and Hassan Martin had 12 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Rams Advance For First Time Since 1998

Jeff Dowtin scored a career-high 23 points to lift No. 11 seed Rhode Island over cold-shooting No. 6 seed Creighton 84-72 on Friday in an opener of the Midwest Region, the Rams' first NCAA Tournament victory in 19 years.
Via Sports On Earth
March 17, 2017
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