RHODE ISLAND RAMS NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UMass 81, Rhode Island 53

Chaz Williams scored a season-high 27 points and dished eight assists as Massachusetts downed Rhode Island 81-53 in Atlantic 10 Conference action Wednesday night. Williams hit 9 of 14 from the field, 3 of 5 from 3-point range and 6 of 6 at the foul line for the Minutemen (15-6, 5-3), who extended a 41-31 halftime lead into the 28-point victory. Xavier Munford paced the Rams (6...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 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

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

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

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.
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January 19, 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

(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

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

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 72, SMU 50

Mike Powell made 3 of 3 from 3-point range, 7 of 7 from the foul line and scored 18 points to lead Rhode Island to a 72-50 victory against SMU on Saturday. Andre Malone had 15 points, Nikola Malesevic 12 and Xavier Munford 11 for the Rams (3-8), who had been 1-3 at home. Jalen Jones and Ryan Manuel scored 14 apiece for SMU (8-2), which had won three in a row. Holding a 36-35 advantage...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Friars, Rams meet for 125th time

Each year as Thanksgiving passes us by and Christmas still a few weeks away, Providence College and the University of Rhode Island put on a show to help bridge the gap between one holiday and another for Rhode Islanders. Fortunately for Ocean State natives and residents, 2012 will be no different. With turkey now in our rear view, presents and carols creeping up on us quicker than...
Via College Chalktalk
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

There’s a formula in place for the Rams

Doing math is transparent and telling. Xavier Munford scorched the nets for 33 points against Auburn, including an 8-15 effort from deep. (Credit: URI Athletics/Mike Scott) Teacher and student. Learning equations, applying concepts and producing an answer, all while demonstrating an understanding and consistency in how you arrived at that answer. Sticking with math and applying the...
Via College Chalktalk
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Rhode Island 78, Auburn 72

Rhode Island guard Xavier Munford scored 33 points to lead the Rams to a 79-72, double-overtime victory on the road at Auburn Sunday afternoon. Munford's desperation 3 at the buzzer at the end of the first overtime kept the Rams alive and forced another overtime period. The Rams outscored the Tigers 13-6 in the game's second overtime to earn the victory. Senior forward...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Loyola (MD) pulls 58-54 OT win over Rhode Island

Robert Olson hit a go-ahead layup with 1:57 left in overtime and Loyola (MD) held off Rhode Island for a 58-54 nonconference victory Friday night. Olson's layup put the Greyhounds (5-1) ahead 55-54. He hit a jumper 83 seconds later to stretch the lead to 57-54, helping Loyola hold on as the Rams (0-5) missed their last four shot attempts - all 3-point tries. Rhode Island went...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Loyola (Md.) 58, Rhode Island 54

Robert Olson hit a go-ahead layup with 1:57 left in overtime and Loyola (MD) held off Rhode Island for a 58-54 nonconference victory Friday night. Olson's layup put the Greyhounds (5-1) ahead 55-54. He hit a jumper 83 seconds later to stretch the lead to 57-54, helping Loyola hold on as the Rams (0-5) missed their last four shot attempts - all 3-point tries. Rhode Island went...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio St.-Rhode Island Preview

With a game finally under its belt, Ohio State has something to build on heading into a busy weekend. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes look to keep Rhode Island winless Saturday when they open play at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. After its scheduled Nov. 9 opener against Marquette aboard the USS Yorktown in South Carolina was canceled because...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Rhode Island sets tone defensively in tune-up against Coast Guard

Sophomore guard Mike Powell had two steals, eight assists and just two turnovers in 28 minutes of action last night (Credit: University of Rhode Island Media Relations) Last night, the University of Rhode Island began the Dan Hurley era with an 83-31 victory, defeating an overmatched United States Coast Guard Academy team. While only so much can be learned from a lopsided tune-up...
Via College Chalktalk
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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