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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cooper's 2 TDs leads Rhode Island beats 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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