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URI Rams: Issues, Answers and the Best Brooklyn BBQ

It's hard to believe but just eight regular season conference games remain for Rhode Island (12-10, 5-5) as the Rams ready to face Dayton (15-8, 7-3) on Saturday at the Ryan Center. It's a pivotal game for both teams as URI - with losses in three of its last four - endeavors to keep its...
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Insider Breakdown: URI Rams’ Energy Elevation in Win Over VCU

Rhode Island (11-7, 4-2) stitched together its most active and energized 20 minutes of basketball in the second half of Wednesday night's home tilt against VCU, emerging with an important conference win 71-65. The victory firmly places Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 mix with one-third of the conference season in the books. Here are...
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Early A-10 Conference Play Through the Looking Glass

With Davidson's Tuesday night loss at previously win-less Saint Joseph's, only two Atlantic 10 teams - Saint Louis (4-0) and Dayton (3-0) - remained undefeated in league play with the conference season not even at its quarter pole. Seven teams carry either 2-1 and 1-2 records forward into this week and, while it's early, expect...
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URI Rams’ Dana Tate Predicts “This is Where We are Going to Start to...

Rhode Island (8-6, 1-1) welcomed the consensus top-rated freshman class in the Atlantic 10 leading into this season. Among the group is 6-foot-7, 210 pound, forward Dana Tate from the MacDuffie School in Granby, Massachusetts. Now 14 games into his collegiate career, Tate is flourishing — averaging 7.2ppg and 4.6rpg in his last six...
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For URI Rams, Signs of Growth May Require Closer Examination

For Christmas, Santa brought two terrarium kits down the chimney for the kids. Each contains the transparent enclosure itself along with a lid that has a small LED light embedded that shines on the surface below. Other key ingredients of the kits are soil, a spray-bottle for water, rocks and a seed mixture. Setup...
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URI Rams: 2018 Parting Wisdom, Insights and Observations

Rhode Island (5-3) is off to the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii, brimming with confidence after Sunday's neutral court win over Big 12 foe West Virginia, 83-70. Despite the choppy nature of the affair, it was the Rams best win and most complete 40 minute effort, particularly when adjusted for competition level. Rhode Island...
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URI Rams Defensive Identity Begins to Emerge

Roughly half of the non-conference schedule remains ahead for the Rhode Island Rams (4-3), highlighted by a date with West Virginia this weekend and a trip to the Aloha State over winter break. David Cox's team is performing about as projected, as freshmen grapple with morphing from thinkers to instinctual doers on the court and...
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Lessons URI Rams Will Need to Have Learned as They Face Brown

Four games into the young season, Rhode Island sits at 2-2 — courtesy of a cruise control win over Bryant, a competitive road loss to a College of Charleston team currently atop the CAA, a nail-biting win over Harvard, and a flat home loss to Stony Brook last Saturday. David Cox's Rams now prepare...
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Christion Thompson Emerging as a Leader for the Young Rhody Rams

It's familiar knowledge that the 2018-19 Rhode Island Rams are a fledgling bunch, integrating a number of freshmen to the program under first year head coach David Cox. One key returnee, however, is redshirt junior Christion Thompson who sat out last season after undergoing knee surgery in the summer of 2017. He re-engages now as...
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What New Rams Need to Do Against Bryant in Season Opener

The David Cox era unofficially began on October 25th with an 80-65 exhibition win over Pace in stress-free fashion. Now the games all count and the University of Rhode Island Rams will tip off the regular season and officially trumpet in the Cox era against in-state foe Bryant at the Ryan Center. Though the Bulldogs...