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Strong Close Fuels Optimism as Enigmatic URI Rams Season Ends

Rhode Island's season ended in the Atlantic 10 semifinals on Saturday, courtesy of a 68-51 defeat at the hands of the fourth seeded St. Bonaventure Bonnies. The Rams (18-15, 11-10*) wrap the 2018-19 season winning six of their last seven contests, among them an upset of top seed VCU in the A-10 quarterfinals. The...
new URI head coach David Cox

URI Head Coach David Cox will be Coaching with “Edge”

On April 6th, Rhode Island formally introduced David Cox as its new men's basketball head coach. It marked a significant milestone in Cox's career, from beginning at the grassroots level and ascending through the college ranks as an assistant over the past roughly dozen years. "This is a dream come true. Navigating the landscape of...
Will Wade VCU Loyola Chicago

LSU Head Coach Will Wade is familiar with 11-seed Magic

Perhaps no individual offers a more unique perspective on Loyola-Chicago's captivating run from 11-seed to Final Four participant than LSU head coach Will Wade. A key member on the coaching staff of the last 11-seed, VCU, to reach the Final Four, Wade now finds himself leading the program of the first 11-seed, LSU, to ever...
URI

URI Rams Coaching Search: What You Need to Know About David Cox

When University of Rhode Island athletic director Thorr Bjorn stepped to the podium on Thursday at 2pm, it signified a turning of the page from the Dan Hurley era - no doubt a successful one by all accounts - to what will become the program's next chapter. Bjorn was poised, confident and clear in his...
URI seniors Jarvis Garrett

URI Seniors Leave Indelible Mark

When the final horn sounded on Saturday, it signified more than the end of Rhode Island's 26-8 season at the hands of Duke. It marked the culmination of the outstanding careers and contributions of the Rams' senior class: Andre Berry, Stanford Robinson, Jarvis Garrett, Jared Terrell, and E.C. Matthews. They arrived at URI in varying...
Rhode Island Rams 2018 NCAA Tournament

Insider Breakdown: OK Takeaways and the Duke Dilemma

For the second straight season, Dan Hurley's Rhode Island Rams are advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. A year ago, it was a decisive victory over Creighton. Yesterday, an overtime thriller which put away talented Trae Young and the Oklahoma Sooners, 83-78. Live look at the #URI lockerroom. pic.twitter.com/cjnAyOhOOD — Bill Koch (@BillKoch25)...
URI Rams 2018 NCAA Tournament

Insider Breakdown: Enthusiastic URI Rams Ready to Face Oklahoma and Trae Young

The First Four got started on Tuesday night, but wall-to-wall action truly tips when Midwest Region No. 7 seed Rhode Island 10th seeded Oklahoma meet on Thursday at 12:15pm ET in Pittsburgh. Oklahoma may be the convenient target of "how'd they get a bid" ire for their road woes and 4-11 finish, but they...
Kellan Grady, Davidson, Wildcasts, Basketball, A10 championships

Kellan Grady – Atlantic 10 Champion

Davidson burst bubbles across the nation on Sunday, courtesy of a bid-stealing win against Rhode Island, 58-57, in the Atlantic 10 Championship game. In an offensively starved contest between two characteristically proficient offensive teams, it was Kellan Grady's baseline floater with 1:49 to play that proved to be the eventual game-winner. The Atlantic 10 Rookie of...

Insider Breakdown: Dowtin and patient comeback lead URI Rams to A-10 final

Rhode Island overcame an 11 point second-half deficit to clip the Saint Joseph's Hawks and advance to their second straight Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship game. Five Rams scored in double-figures, led by senior Andre Berry who tallied 18 in the winning effort. With the "W", Dan Hurley's club moves a step closer to claiming...
Jeff Dowtin

Insider Breakdown: URI Rams subdue VCU, advance to Atlantic 10 Semifinals

Rhode Island (24-6) had answer-after-answer down the stretch in beating back a stubborn VCU team 76-67 in a quarterfinal Atlantic 10 matchup. Fueled by a masterful performance from sophomore point guard Jeff Dowtin (18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists), the Rams move on to face the winner of the George Mason (5)/Saint Joseph's(4) game....