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  • Dayton Overcomes Odds in NCAA Tourney

    Dayton Overcomes Odds in NCAA Tourney

    Dayton Overcomes Odds in NCAA Tourney By Benjamin Larsen We sure do love a good Cinderella. Last year, it was Florida Gulf Coast — or Dunk City for those well informed. Before that, there was Gonzaga, Virginia Commonwealth, George Mason and Davidson. And who can forget Butler’s consecutive runs to the National Championship game? With Dayton’s unexpected and awe-inspiring run this March, college basketball fans can surely add another team to the Mount Rushmore of Cinderellas. But, how surprising is […]

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  • Freshmen lead the Rams Transformation

    Freshmen lead the Rams Transformation

    Cox Sports’ Chris DiSano tracks the transformation of the URI program in Dan Hurley’s second season as coach. The development of freshmen E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin have the program looking up, and they’ve been helped along by Xavier Munford, who has carried the bulk of production since his arrival in Kingston last year.

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  • VCU Locked in on A-10 Tournament

    VCU Locked in on A-10 Tournament

    VCU Asst. Coach Mike Morrell joins Chris DiSano and Adam Finkelstein to talk VCU basketball heading into the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brooklyn. VCU has a strong postseason history recently, and Coach Morrell thinks the strength of the A-10 will help VCU heading into this postseason. He also talks “HAVOC” and how the Rams plan to use every foot of the Barclays Center Court this weekend.

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  • Big East & A-10 Postseason Live Chat

    Big East & A-10 Postseason Live Chat

    Join Cox Sports for a very special college basketball post-season Live Chat. Hosted by Chris DiSano (CollegeChalktalk.com, Campus Insiders) and Vin Parise (Cox Sports, SNY, NBC Universal Sports), we’ll take an in depth look at the Big East and Atlantic 10 Tournaments and talk about what the bubble teams need to do to earn an NCAA bid. We’ll find out who’s hot, who’s not and who are the  Tournament dark horses. Our recruiting guru Adam Finkelstein (ESPN.com) will weigh in […]

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  • Munford, Rams best Fordham 77-65

    Munford, Rams best Fordham 77-65

    In a game televised by Cox Sports, the Rhode Island Rams defeated Fordham 77-65, at the Ryan Center. The victory clinched a spot for URI in the A-10 first-round quadruple header next Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In his final game at The Ryan Center, senior Xavier Munford registered 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. Freshman Hassan Martin collected his fourth double-double of the season (13points, 12 rebounds) also adding a half dozen loudly […]

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  • An Early Look at A-10 Awards

    An Early Look at A-10 Awards

    As the Rams prepare to face an A-10 Coach of the Year candidate in Richmond’s Chris Mooney, Cox Sports’ Chris DiSano takes us through his picks for the Atlantic 10 awards. While Mooney has stout competition for that spot, a URI phenom has a near certain lock for one of the other spots.

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  • UMass edges URI, 70-67

    UMass edges URI, 70-67

    Rhode Island fought for 40 minutes with A10 rival Massachusetts, falling just short, 70-67 at the Mullins Center. UMass held URI to just one field goal for the final 4:46 as it rallied from four points down. Gil Biruta had 17 points for the Rams. Freshmen Hassan Martin added 13 points, while E.C. Matthews scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half. “We are two programs at different stages. Derek’s built his; we are building,” said URI Coach […]

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  • Jarvis Garrett is a Coup for URI

    Jarvis Garrett is a Coup for URI

    The top available point guard in the nation, Jarvis Garrett of Notre Dame Prep Guard, committed to the University of Rhode Island on Tuesday. Cox Sports’ Adam Finkelstein breaks down what the commitment means to Dan Hurley and the Rams program moving forward.

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  • Munford nets 32 as Rhody upsets Bonnies, 87-78

    Munford nets 32 as Rhody upsets Bonnies, 87-78

    Rhode Island snapped a six-game overall losing streak – and six game road slide in Atlantic 10 play – with an 87-78 victory at St. Bonaventure. Xavier Munford poured in a game and season-high 32 points. The senior guard made 10-of-19 shots, including 3-of-6 from the perimeter. Twenty-one of Munford’s 32 points came in the second half. E.C. Matthews added 24 points The leading candidate for A-10 Rookie of the Year had 13 of his 24 in the second half. […]

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  • DiSano: Schmidt Gets Most Out of Bonnies

    DiSano: Schmidt Gets Most Out of Bonnies

    Rhode Island (11-16, 2-10) travels to St. Bonaventure (16-10, 6-6) on Saturday to take on one of the surprise teams in the Atlantic 10 this season. Despite being picked to finish 12th in the preseason, the Bonnies are competing for a postseason berth, and Chris DiSano knows the reason why. Head coach Mark Schmidt gets more from his teams than any other coach in the Atlantic 10. Below, Joe Kayata talks with Rhode Island Coach Dan Hurley about how he […]

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