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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...
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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...
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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...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Heartbreak (Rose) Hill: Rhode Island Defeats Fordham at the Buzzer 64-63

by Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigestIt was fitting that Bill Murray was in the audience Wednesday night in the Bronx to see the Rhode Island Rams defeat the Fordham Rams in heartbreaking fashion. The loss was "Groundhog Day" all over again for the Fordham team who are in the midst of a seven game losing streak. This loss hurt the most as Rhode Island forward Gilvydas Birtua tipped in a...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Biruta's tip-in lifts Rhode Island over Fordham 64-63

NEW YORK (AP) Gilvydas Biruta scored the game-winning tip-in off E.C. Matthews' air ball, lifting Rhode Island over Fordham 64-63 on Wednesday night. Rhode Island (14-5, 6-2 Atlantic 10) quickly pushed the ball up to Matthews after Mandell Thomas made two free throws to give Fordham (5-13, 0-7) a one-point lead with 9 seconds left. Matthews drove hard into contact and his first...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Terrell scores 19, Rhode Island beats St. Bonaventure 53-48

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Jared Terrell scored a career-high 19 points and Hassan Martin had two blocks in the final minute to help Rhode Island hold off St. Bonaventure 53-48 on Sunday. Youssou Ndoye hit two free throws for St. Bonaventure to tie the game at 47 with 2:32 left, but T.J. Buchanan answered with two of his own for Rhode Island. After a St. Bonaventure turnover, Buchanan...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rhode Island leads early, beats La Salle 59-47

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Gilvydas Biruta scored 16 points and Hassan Martin added 14 as Rhode Island took an early lead in the first half to beat La Salle 59-47 on Thursday night. The Rams (12-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10) held La Salle to just seven points over a 13:38 stretch in the opening half, and led by 11 points at the break. While Rhode Island outscored the Explorers by just one point...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Billikens begin A-10 play with 65-53 loss to Rhode Island

ST. LOUIS -- Hassan Martin scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and added a team-high eight rebounds, helping Rhode Island put away Saint Louis 65-53 in an Atlantic-10 Conference opener on Saturday. Gilvydas Biruta had 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Rams (9-3), who have won four in a row overall -- all by double figures. They've won six of seven in...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rhode Island beats Saint Louis 65-53

ST. LOUIS (AP) Hassan Martin scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and added a team-high eight rebounds, helping Rhode Island put away Saint Louis 65-53 in an Atlantic-10 Conference opener on Saturday. Gilvydas Biruta had 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Rams (9-3), who have won four in a row overall - all by double figures. They've won six of seven...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Billikens begin A-10 play with 65-53 loss to Rhode Island

ST. LOUIS -- Hassan Martin scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and added a team-high eight rebounds, helping Rhode Island put away Saint Louis 65-53 in an Atlantic-10 Conference opener on Saturday. Gilvydas Biruta had 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Rams (9-3), who have won four in a row overall -- all by double figures. They've won six of seven in...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rhode Island cruises to 80-60 win over Brown

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Hassan Martin scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to propel Rhode Island to an 80-60 win over Brown on Wednesday. E.C. Matthews contributed 12 points, while Biggie Minnis and Jarelle Reischel added 10 apiece for Rhode Island (8-3), which shot 51 percent from the floor, including 6 of 13 from 3-point range. Minnis also had five assists. The Rams never...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island rolls past Southern Miss 75-43

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Hassan Martin scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting and Rhode Island rolled to a 75-43 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday night. The Rams (5-2) shot 55.8 percent from the field, with 19 assists on 29 field goals. Jared Terrell had 12 points and E.C. Matthews added eight with five assists. T.J. Buchanan, Jarvis Garrett and Earl Watson each chipped in nine...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island stifles Towson, 13-7

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Lyle McCombs ran for 137 yards, Dylan Smith kicked two field goals, and Rhode Island beat Towson 13-7 on Saturday. Justin Favreau added the only touchdown of the game for the Rams (1-11, 1-7 Colonial Athletic Association), an 8-yard first-quarter grab from quarterback T.J. Anderson that gave Rhode Island a 7-0 lead. Darius Victor tied it for Towson late in the...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rhode Island pulls away from UMass-Lowell 72-56

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Hassan Martin scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Rhode Island to a 72-56 win over UMass-Lowell on Sunday. Rhode Island (2-0) used an 8-1 burst early in the first half to build a lead it wouldn't lose, taking a 29-23 advantage into intermission, then continued to pull away. Martin was 8 of 10 from the field and also had two blocks, leading the...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New Hampshire puts away Rhode Island 41-14

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Sean Goldrich threw for 330 yards with two touchdowns and ran for a third as New Hampshire pulled away from winless Rhode Island 41-14 on Saturday. Nursing a 21-14 lead in the third quarter, the Wildcats (8-1, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association) surged ahead with three unanswered touchdowns. Goldrich threw a 6-yard score to R.J. Harris and Nico Steriti added his...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brown holds off Rhode Island 20-13

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Marcus Fuller threw a scoring pass and Grant Senne kicked a 26-yard field goal Saturday to help Brown hold off Rhode Island 20-13 and retain possession of the Governor's Cup. Rhode Island (0-5, 0-2 Colonial) had the ball with 1:55 to play, but lost it on downs and time expired on their ensuing possession. Fuller was 20 of 30 for 169 yards passing, including a...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonds carries Fordham past Rhode Island 54-7

NEW YORK (AP) Chase Edmonds set a school record for freshman with 231 yards, scoring four touchdowns in the process, as Fordham beat Rhode Island 54-7 on Saturday. Edmonds scored on runs of 16 and 10 yards in the first quarter, which propelled Fordham (2-1) to a 17-0 lead at the half. In a 30-point third quarter, he had TD runs of 87 and 41 yards. The quarter also included a safety...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Latest Surrounding Rhode Island Football

The 2014 URI football campaign is likely to be a transition season for the revamped Rhody Rams team. The team is more disciplined, focused and united together under the guidance of new Rams head coach Jim Fleming. Defensive oriented Fleming was brought in to give the Rams a much needed attitude adjustment after being the laughing stock of the Atlantic 10 division for 13 seasons....
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via College Chalktalk
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...
Via AP on Fox
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 points early...
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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

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. 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 trailed...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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