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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...
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 ...
Via Hoopniks
February 25, 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 06, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 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...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 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...
Via College Chalktalk
November 02, 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

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

Billy Baron Receives Waiver; Eligible Immediately For Canisius

Billy Baron is eligible right away at Canisius after transferring from Rhode Island in the summer According to Shawn Stepner of WKBW in Buffalo, Canisius guard Billy Baron has received a waiver from the NCAA, making him eligible to play during the 2012/13 year after transferring from Rhode Island during the summer. Billy’s dad, Jim Baron was named head coach at Canisius during...
Via Queen City Sports
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Billy Baron To Transfer To Canisius

Billy Baron played for his father at Rhode Island last year before deciding to transfer to Canisius It didn’t take long for newly hired Canisius basketball head coach Jim Baron to make an impact at his new school. On Thursday evening, CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman announced on his twitter account (@GoodmanCBS) that Baron’s son, Rhode Island star Billy Baron will follow his father...
Via Queen City Sports
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Orion Outerbridge

Some of my favorite stories that occur during the time between the end of the college season and the NBA Draft are about the players who show a whole different level of game once they are no longer restricted by their team’s vision.  Many of these stories involve players who weren’t given opportunities or played out of position for the sake of the team.  One of the players...
Via NBA Draft Blog
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: University of Rhode Island Head Coach Jim Baron Fired

After four years of 20 or more wins, the University of Rhode Island Rams may have had high hopes for this season. But after a disappointing 7-24 record, the school is making a change. Jim Baron was let go as the University of Rhode Island's basketball coach position on Sunday morning, after serving in that position for the last 11 years. School officials met at noon on Sunday...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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