Rhode Island will make just its second postseason appearance in program history after receiving a bid to the WNIT Sunday. With Dayton receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, Rhode Island (22-6) will make a WNIT appearance by way of automatic berth as the second-highest seed in the Atlantic 10. Rhode Island will face Quinnipiac on Friday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ryan Center. The game will be televised on YurView, Cox channel 4.
RHODE ISLAND (22-6) vs. QUINNIPIAC (20-11)
Friday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.
The Ryan Center (Kingston, R.I.)
RHODE ISLAND IN THE POSTSEASON
- Rhode Island makes just its second appearance in the postseason, welcoming Quinnipiac to the Ryan Center Friday for the first round of the WNIT.
- The Rams received an automatic berth to the WNIT after Dayton was an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament.
- It’s the first-ever WNIT appearance for the Rams. Rhode Island made just one postseason appearance in 1995-96, when it earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
- Rhody lost 90-82 to Oklahoma State on March 15, 1996 in its only postseason game.
- Rhode Island would pick up its first postseason victory in program history with a win Friday.
RHODE ISLAND VS. QUINNIPIAC – SERIES NOTES
- Quinnipiac leads the all-time series 5-0. The Rams are looking for their first win in the series.
- The teams met in Tammi Reiss‘ first year at the helm, with the Bobcats taking a 75-63 victory on Dec. 21, 2019.
- No current Rams saw the floor in the last meeting. Marta Vargas was sidelined with injury, while Marie-Paule Foppossi and Emmanuelle Tahane had to sit out due to transfer rules.
- Rhode Island fell to Saint Joseph’s last time out at the Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinal. Quinnipiac is coming off a 72-59 loss to Manhattan in the MAAC Semifinal.
- The Bobcats are 20-11 on the year, while the Rams have a historic 22-6 season.
- The first meeting between the schools came Dec. 11, 1999.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
- The Rams beat the Bonnies in the last home game of the season, finishing 12-1 at the Ryan Center.
- It is the best record on home court in program history.
- The Rams went 12-3 in Kingston in the 1982-83 season.
- Before falling to Dayton in Kingston, the Rams had a 17-game win streak at the Ryan Center, the program’s longest.
- The game against the Flyers drew the largest crowd of the season, with 2,415 in the stands.
- The Rams have never won 13 games at home.