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URI Assistant Coach Kevin Sutton

URI Asst. Coach Kevin Sutton on COVID Times, Fatts and Prep for 2020-21

As we welcomed the official start of summer Saturday (made my first trip to the beach over the weekend) it seems an opportune time to check in on the URI Men's basketball program. Really, what time isn't a good time to talk Rams basketball? (Confession: I just needed a functional lede.) So I chased-down current...
Tyrese Martin

What The Rams Need In The Stretch

The college basketball season is arduous. Certain nights you'll fire on all cylinders. Others you'll sputter your way through the 40 minutes of play. Some you just need to find a way to survive. For Rhode Island (20-7, 12-3), Wednesday at Rose Hill Gymnasium against the lowly Fordham Rams was the latter. Aided by a...
Kevin Sutton

Assessing the 2020 URI Rams with Assistant Coach Kevin Sutton

Rhode Island (19-6, 11-2) continued its strong season over the weekend with a pull-away victory against Saint Joseph's. Now the Rams are in the midst of their first bye week of the Atlantic 10 season. David Cox's team gets some much needed rest via sitting out the customary Tuesday and Wednesday games as it...
Cyril Langevine

Cyril Langevine Just Keeps Grinding While He Figures It Out

For three-plus seasons, Rhode Island forward Cyril Langevine (10.1ppg, 10.1rpg) has anchored the interior for the Rams, ascending to the primary interior role after the graduation of Hassan Martin. He's done it with a non-stop motor, unrepressible effort, an unselfish drive to win, and a unique bigger-than-life personality and smile. Now a senior leader, Langevine...
Cyril Langevine

Rams Exhibiting the Mark of a Good Team

CATCH THE RAMS VS. GEORGE MASON TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 AT 7:00PM ET. ON YURVIEW, COX CHANNEL 4 IN RHODE ISLAND. Today doesn't feel like a day to write. It feels more like a day to put down the pen, or fold up the laptop and step back from the game of basketball — after learning...
T.J. Buchanan

T.J. Buchanan is Mastering the Game from a New Perspective

CATCH THE RAMS VS. ST. BONAVENTURE SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 3:00PM ET. ON YURVIEW, COX CHANNEL 4 IN RHODE ISLAND. Current Rhode Island assistant coach T.J. Buchanan blends competitor with class. While a player with the Rams, he battled through the uncertainty of a coaching change and heavy rebuild years to make an NIT in...
Jeff Dowtin

Don’t Confuse Jeff Dowtin’s Confidence With Complacency.

CATCH THE RAMS VS. DUQUESNE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 AT 7:00PM ET. ON YURVIEW, COX CHANNEL 4 IN RHODE ISLAND. Rhode Island guard Jeff Dowtin has been so steady over his three-plus seasons in the Atlantic 10 that it becomes easy to take him for granted. Don't. The senior guard is averaging 13.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3 assists...
Fatts Russell

The Skinny on Fatts and the Rams Sudden Momentum

What a difference a week makes. Last Wednesday, the Rams took the floor against Davidson still stinging from two losses to open the New Year. They'd regroup and defeat the Wildcats that night, then rediscover momentum with a huge road win at VCU and tack-on another road "W" at Saint Joe's two days ago....
Fatts Russell

An Afternoon at the Stu: Talking URI v. VCU with Michael Litos

Rhode Island (9-5, 1-1) travels to Richmond Saturday afternoon to face the VCU Rams (12-3, 2-0) in an early Atlantic 10 Conference battle. It will be quite the litmus test for David Cox and staff, as playing at the Stuart Siegel Center, a/k/a The Stu, is never a picnic for any opponent. That's why I...
Fatts Walker URI v Brown

Rams Look to Reset as Atlantic 10 Play Begins

THE RAMS TAKE ON RICHMOND SUNDAY, JANUARY 5TH AT NOON ON YURVIEW, COX CHANNEL 4 IN RHODE ISLAND It happens to many teams. An annual event — the fall flat on your face game. Playing Mad Libs, it's the game where you your opponent about 20 game-minutes too long. By then, you're in a...