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Omar Silverio URI Rams Basketball

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...
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URI Rams Take-Aways from Sunday’s St. John’s Scrimmage

Rhode Island prepares to tip off its 2018-19 season with a Thursday evening exhibition against Pace at the Ryan Center. Seeking a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Rams usher in many new faces this season, the most important of which is a familiar one who slides over a chair on the...
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URI Rams’ Fatts Russell is Ready To Lead

From the moment he stepped on campus in Kingston, Daron “Fatts" Russell has brought electricity and a fearless style of play to the Rams lineup. In a shade under 18 minutes per game last season as a freshman, Fatts averaged 7 points per contest, carried nearly a 2-to-1 assist to turnover ratio (53 to...
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URI Rams Hoops Pressure Points for the Upcoming Season

We're in the dog days of summer or at least what feels like the doldrums of the college basketball calendar – even though the official start of practice is right around the corner. At the University of Rhode Island, there's been transition over the past few months as new head coach David Cox settles...
URI Assistant Coach Kevin Sutton

URI Rams New Assistant Coach Kevin Sutton High on Fatts and Dowtin Back Court

University of Rhode Island head coach David Cox recently announced several additions to his staff, among them Kevin Sutton, a well-respected coach and terrific teacher of the game. Sutton brings over three decades of experience across the elite high school, major college, and USA Basketball/international levels to the program. Atlantic 10 analyst and Yurview contributor...
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URI’s Jeff Dowtin Ready to Lead New-Look Rams

URI's Jeff Dowtin only knows success since arriving in Kingston, making back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament. The 6-3 point guard wrapped up the 2017-18 campaign, his sophomore season, by averaging 9.6 points, 5.6 assists (2nd in the Atlantic 10) and 3.1 rebounds per game. With the graduation of several key performers in the backcourt,...