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Interview with Rhode Island’s Xavier Munford – VIDEO

Send to KindleOn Wednesday evening, Rhode Island (14-17, 5-11) closed out its regular season with a 77-65 victory over Fordham. After the game, Andrew Greene caught up with Rhode Island senior guard Xavier Munford. The two discussed how he along with the team was able to find success in the second half, his career at Rhode Island, his relationship with Coach Hurley, and preparing...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 PG Jarvis Garrett to Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Rams landed a verbal commitment from a player considered to be the best available uncommitted lead guard in the country, Jarvis Garrett of Notre Dame Prep (MA). The pledge was announced by Garrett’s coach at Notre Dame Prep, Ryan Hurd. Garrett is a native of Wisconsin, playing at one of the best prep schools ...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island puts away St. Bonaventure 87-78

Xavier Munford poured in 32 points and E.C. Matthews added 24 as Rhode Island put away St. Bonaventure 87-78 on Saturday. The Rams (12-16, 3-10 Atlantic 10) shot 50 percent from the floor, with Munford shooting 10 of 19 and Matthews finishing 8 of 16. Gilvydas Biruta contributed 11 points. St. Bonaventure (16-11, 6-7) went 4 of 16 from the perimeter and had a 40-26 disadvantage...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph's sneaks past Rhode Island 57-54

Halil Kanacevic scored 12 points, none bigger than his layup with 34 seconds remaining in the game, as Saint Joseph's edged Rhode Island 57-54 on Thursday. Ronald Roberts, Jr. led St. Joseph's (18-7, 8-3 Atlantic 10) with 18 points and nine boards and DeAndre Bembry added 12. Rhode Island (11-16, 2-10) led 33-25 at the break and the Rams' lead reached as much as 10...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Duquesne tops Rhode Island 83-71

Ovie Soko scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while L.G. Gill added 19 points as Duquesne took down Rhode Island 83-71 Saturday. Duquesne (11-13, 3-8 Atlantic 10) jumped to a 42-34 halftime lead behind 15 first-half points from Soko and held off Rhode Island (11-15, 2-9) in the second half. The Rams cut the lead to 47-43 early in the second half, as E.C. Matthews scored the...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU 68, URI 52: Rhody commits 20 turnovers in loss

A little more than a year ago, the University of Rhode Island handled Virginia Commonwealth’s trademark pressure defense at home well enough to battle one of the Atlantic 10 Conference’s best teams down to the wire. In a battle of the Rams, URI lost that game by six points. But it was a much different story Thursday night. Without a true point guard to lead them, URI turned...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Munford paces Rhode Island past Dayton 88-76

Xavier Munford scored 27 points on Saturday and Rhode Island shot 62.5 percent from the field to defeat Dayton 88-76. URI's overall shooting was better than its 57.5 percent free throw percentage (23 of 40) and tied for the fourth-best overall shooting performance in program history. Rhode Island (11-10, 2-4 Atlantic 10) had a 15-point first-half lead before Dayton scored seven...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Joe's beats Rhode Island for fourth straight win

St. Joseph's has been playing its best basketball of the season, but the Hawks showed Wednesday that they can continue their winning ways even when they are not at their most efficient, especially on the offensive end. Trailing by 37-31 early in the second half, the Hawks finally went on an 18-2 run to take the lead for good in a 61-57 Atlantic Ten Conference win over Rhode...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Joseph's tops Rhode Island 61-57

Ronald Roberts, Jr. had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Saint Joseph's to a 61-57 victory over Rhode Island on Wednesday night. Langston Galloway had 15 points and Halil Kanacevic scored 11 for Saint Joseph's (13-5, 3-1 Atlantic 10) which used a 20-4 run to go ahead 51-41 with 5:35 left. The Hawks led most of the first half but fell behind just before intermission and...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams Journal: It was not exactly a textbook ending

Everything about the University of Rhode Island’s final possession in Saturday’s game was “perfect,” said Hurley. Well, almost perfect. Fouled after catching a cross-court pass from Rams guard T.J. Buchanan, Gilvydas Biruta went to the foul line to shoot two with 0.7 seconds left in overtime. The junior forward proceeded to make both free throws, but there was only one...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island tops George Mason 71-69 OT

Xavier Munford scored a season-high 28 points and Gilvydas Biruta made two free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining in overtime as Rhode Island rallied to defeat George Mason 71-69 and claim its first conference win Saturday. The Rams (10-9, 1-3 Atlantic 10 Conference) were ahead 69-66 in overtime before Bryon Allen drew a foul on a desperation 3-point shot with 2 seconds left and...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Jett's career night lifts SLU past URI in A-10 opener

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Jordair Jett poured in a career-high 31 points, but St. Louis had to sweat out a pair of his missed free throws with 1 second remaining to edge past Rhode Island in a conference opener Tuesday night. The Billikens (14-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10) are riding an eight-game winning streak and beat Rhode Island (9-7, 0-1) for the first time in five tries. Jett hadn't scored...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saint Louis battles past Rhode Island 59-58

Jordair Jett poured in a career-high 31 points, but St. Louis had to sweat out a pair of his missed free throws with 1 second remaining to edge past Rhode Island in a conference opener Tuesday night. The Billikens (14-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10) are riding an eight-game winning streak and beat Rhode Island (9-7, 0-1) for the first time in five tries. Jett hadn't scored more than 17...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

SLU seniors get one last chance to take down Rhode Island

ST. LOUIS -- Opening conference play at Rhode Island figured to be challenging enough for the Saint Louis Billikens. After all, the five seniors who make the Billikens go still are looking for their first victory against the Rams. SLU's task is looking even tougher since Saturday, when Rhode Island (9-6) pulled out an impressive 74-70 victory at LSU. Leading by six at the half...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island beats LSU 74-70

Rhode Island's first two trips to power conference teams resulted in lopsided losses against SMU and Arizona. However, the Rams came away with a huge victory in their third game of the season against one of the major conference teams. E.C. Matthews scored 21 points as Rhode Island held off a late rally and defeated LSU 74-70 on Saturday. Rhode Island lost by 31 points to SMU...
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January 04, 2014  |  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

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

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

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

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...
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November 25, 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...
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November 18, 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...
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November 15, 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

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...
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November 02, 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.
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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