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LSU Coach Will Wade

Slam Dunk: Get to Know New LSU Men’s Basketball Coach Will Wade

On March 20, 2017, LSU named Will Wade as head coach of its men's basketball team. Wade becomes the 22nd coach in Tigers history and arrives in Baton Rouge after guiding the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams to two NCAA Tournament appearances in his two years at the Richmond, Virginia school. So for LSU fans unfamiliar......
Final Four

Dash to the Desert: Four Points on Our Final Four Teams

Let's face it, the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament lacked the sizzle that has come to define it for decades. Very few back-and-forth battles or buzzer beaters. Thankfully Florida & Wisconsin livened things up in the Sweet 16 and then Kentucky and Carolina kicked it up another notch in a thrilling Elite 8...
Rhode Island Rams

Rhode Island Rams – 2017 season and a look ahead

The Rhode Island Rams delivered in 2017 — in many ways. Dan Hurley's team won 25 games. It claimed the program's first Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship since 1999. It appeared in the NCAA Tournament, ending a 17+ year drought. And it advanced — downing Big East foe Creighton and going nip-and-tuck with third seed Oregon...
Sweet 16

Dash to the Desert: From 68 to Sweet 16 in One Week

Sweet 16, here we come... Every year it's amazing how a hope-filled Selection Sunday for so many programs progresses to finality for 52 schools in a matter of days. Some, like your primary bracket 16 seeds, enjoy the big stage with a realist perspective — appreciating the opportunity and soaking up the spotlight no matter...
URI Jared Terrell

Insider Breakdown: URI defeats the Blue Jays 84-72; Ducks next

The 11th-seeded Rhode Island Rams (25-9) led wire-to-wire in completing a no-doubt, 84-72, win over the Creighton Blue Jays (25-10) in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Greg McDermott's Blue Jays finished tied for third place in the Big East this season, but were no match for the locked-in Rams, now winners...
VCU Coach Will Wade

NCAA Tournament Exclusive Interview with VCU Coach Will Wade

On Sunday, for the seventh straight season, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee called the VCU Rams as one of the field of 68. Coach Will Wade has maintained the level of excellence set by his predecessors since taking the reins prior to the 2015-16 season — and the 10th-seeded Rams are readying to face...
Hassan Martin

Dash to the Desert: URI Makes 1st NCAA Tourney since ’99; Friars Dance

One of the hottest college basketball teams in the nation resides in the Ocean State and returns to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999. It's Dan Hurley's Rhode Island Rams (24-9), winners of eight straight games including a sweep of three in the Atlantic 10 Tournament in claiming the league's automatic...
Sean Miller Arizona Wildcats

March Madness Means Miller Time

While the sun is setting on many programs across the college basketball landscape at this time of year, Arizona and Dayton are just getting started. The No. 7 Wildcats (27-4, 16-2 ) wrapped up another Pac 12 regular season crown under head coach Sean Miller, now in his eighth year at the helm, and are...
Dan Hurley URI

Atlantic 10 Tournament Primer

The Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship tips off this week at its 2016-17 home, PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. It's where the Pittsburgh Penguins reside and promises to provide an ultra-modern, top-notch experience from the concourse to the court. Here's some info and story lines to track as the signature event for this top...
Hassan Martin URI

Hassan Martin: A Name The Nation Should Know

There's only one active Division One college basketball player carting around at least 1,200 points, 700 rebounds and 300 blocked shots on his resume. It's a name the nation should know.It's Hassan Martin. Commit the name to memory. You'll be hearing it often this month. Martin, a 6-7 senior forward, leads Dan Hurley's Rhode Island...