Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Xavier Munford led all scorers with 18, included a 3-point shot with 3.3 left that gave the Rams a 75-72 win.
KINGSTON – It was a familiar refrain for the Dayton Flyers, as another Atlantic 10 game with the University of Rhode Island Rams ended with No. 5 hitting a game-winning shot. This time though, it was Xavier Munford – not URI alum Marquis Jones – that did the honors, as his 3 with 3.3 left gave the Rams a 75-72 lead they wouldn’t surrender. Munford led all scorers with 18 points, shaking off a 1-for-6 start in the first half to finish 6-for-14 from the field, and 3-for-5 from the line. However, URI senior Nikola Malesevic played the most complete game. Malesevic finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and just two turnovers. While he only shot 5-for-16 from the field and 0-for-3 from the line, the …
Both the Rams and Flyers are desperate for wins this year, and the two face-off at 7 p.m. at the Ryan Center in Kingston.
KINGSTON – Join us tonight starting at 7 p.m. from the Ryan Center, as the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team hosts the Dayton Flyers. Both the Rams (6-16, 1-8 Atlantic 10) and Dayton (13-10, 3-6 Atlantic 10) have struggled this year in conference play. It has been a rebuilding effort for Archie Miller in his second year at Dayton, and for Danny Hurley in his first year at URI. For the preview from Go Rhody, click here.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
In what’s sure to be a sparsely attended game, the Rams host St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m.
KINGSTON – Join me on tonight’s live chat and keep me company, since it’s likely there won’t be many people actually at the Ryan Center as the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team (6-15, 1-7 Atlantic 10) hosts St. Bonaventure (10-11, 3-5 Atlantic 10). This game mirrors a contest between URI and Fairfield a few years ago, in which about 500 hardy fans made it into the Ryan Center to watch the game, thanks to 20 inches of snow outside. While plows have been out most of the day in Rhode Island, the roads are still a mess, and almost all of Washington County and Aquidneck Island are still without power. Both factors will surely depress attendance. But hey, if you’re inside and have power, or have a working smart phone, follow along…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
A dagger 3-point shot from Eric Mosley with 22 seconds puts the Bonnies up by four and sinks the Rams.
KINGSTON – University of Rhode Island head coach Danny Hurley wasn’t shy when sharing his thoughts on this year’s team and the future following a 67-61 loss to St. Bonaventure. “This is never happening to me again,” he said of the team’s 6-16 mark, and 1-8 record in Atlantic 10 play. “This will never happen again, I know that.” What happened Saturday night was a Rams’ team that faded in the second half and down the stretch again. A six-point halftime lead turned into a six-point deficit at the end, thanks to a St. Bonaventure team that only turned the ball over twice. In contrast, URI got easy buckets in the first half on 10 St. Bonaventure turnovers and in transition. With those opportunities gone, the Rams struggled, shooting just 33.3 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Rhody struggles to score in the second half, falling behind by as many as 15, before rallying and falling short against VCU.
Thanks to a cold snap in the second half, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with Virginia Commonwealth, falling 70-64 on Wednesday night. A late run by Rhody (6-13, 1-5 Atlantic 10) made the final a bit closer, as VCU (17-5, 5-2 Atlantic 10) struggled to put URI away. VCU led by 15 points with four minutes remaining. Three-point shots by Xavier Munford, Andre Malone and T.J. Buchanan got URI as close as five in the final two minutes, but VCU hit enough free throws down the stretch to win. However, a usual malady struck URI in the second half, as Rhody went long stretches without scoring. After just seven first half turnovers, the press wore URI down, as they committed 11 in the second half. URI’s …
URI looks to recover from a loss at Fordham by upsetting VCU at home.
For the second straight game, the Rams take on the Rams, although this time, the Rams will hope for a better outcome against the Rams. On Saturday, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball game lost 66-65 at Fordham. (Or, depending on what account of the game you read, maybe it was 66-63.) Andre Malone led URI (6-12, 1-4 Atlantic 10) with 12 points, but leading scorer Xavier Munford struggled, scoring just 10 points on 3-for-13 shooting. URI will host Virginia Commonwealth University at 7 p.m., with VCU (16-5, 4-2 Atlantic) looking to bounceback from a 69-61 loss at home. The loss knocked VCU out of the Top 25 rankings, from their spot of No. 19.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Rams are looking to build momentum after an 82-80 overtime win against St. Louis last week.
Wednesday, January 23
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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Thanks to 24 from Xavier Munford and big shots from Nikola Malesevic, the Rams beat St. Louis 82-80 in overtime.
Sunday, January 20
Release courtesy GoRhody.com. For the original, click here. Rhody shot a season-high 55.1 percent from the floor - including 63.6 percent in the second half - to earn its first Atlantic 10 victory of the season, 82-80, at Saint Louis. The Rams sealed the W by going 10-of-10 from the charity stripe during the extra period. The victory extends URI's win streak over SLU to five games, dating back to the 2009-10 season. Inside the Box Score and Beyond Xavier Munford - the A-10's leading scorer - led Rhode Island with 24 points. He was 8-of-14 from the floor, including 4-of-8 from the perimeter. Munford's 3-pointer with 1:05 left in regulation tied it at 65-65, forcing overtime at Chaifetz Arena. It was one of several big shots by the Rams…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Thanks to a 45 to 25 advantage in rebounding, Charlotte wears the Rams down in the second half for a 58-50 win.
KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team had no answer for Charlotte on the glass, as the 49ers used double-digit rebounding advantages in both halves to wear down the Rams for a 58-50 win. After a half, the Rams trailed Charlotte in rebounding 22-11, but held a 31-30 lead thanks to 52.4 percent shooting. However, as the Rams cooled off, the 49ers kept up the intensity on the boards, finishing with a 45-25 advantage over URI in rebounding. Burly 6’8” Charlotte forward Willie Clayton led the way with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and 6’4” guard Pierria Henry also had 10 boards. DeMario Mayfield came off the bench to lead Charlotte with 17 points, as leading scorer Chris Braswell struggled with fouls and played just 23 …
The Rams look to continue the hot shooting from the final few minutes of a loss at Richmond in their Atlantic 10 opener.
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team will look for its first Atlantic 10 win of the year Saturday, as the Rams host Charlotte at 2 p.m. at the Ryan Center. URI (5-9, 0-1 Atlantic 10) took Richmond to the wire in its first Atlantic 10 conference game of the year. The Rams trailed by 18 with 5:17 left in the game, but went on a 17-0 run before finally losing 64-61. For a write-up of that game from GoRhody, click here. For a preview of Saturday’s game between the Rams and Charlotte (13-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10), click here. The game is the conference home opener for URI. It’s televised on COX Cable’s OSN (Ch. 5 or 1005), and the radio broadcast is on WHJJ 920 AM and The Wolf 102.3 FM. Following the game, kids 12 and under will be …