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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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  • Hurley Previews A10 Tourney Matchup With Rival UMASS

    Hurley Previews A10 Tourney Matchup With Rival UMASS

    Down the stretch, the Rams played their best basketball of the season. One of the games that got away in the last few minutes was a tough loss to the Minutemen in Amherst. In a game seen on Cox Sports, URI had a chance to tie as time ran out. Now, on a neutral court in the Atlantic 10 tournament, Coach Hurley and his Rams are chomping at the bit the get some revenge on the border state rival.

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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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  • 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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  • Rams Face Tough Test At UMASS

    Rams Face Tough Test At UMASS

    by Abu Bakr Who woulda thunk it? After a two-day trip, marred by flight delays, cancellations and arrival at their destination a mere few hours before game time, the Rams pulled off their first road victory of the year in the A-10. In spite of the adversity, the Rams played one of their finest games of the season. Recently, they have become an increasingly proficient offensive team. In the last seven games, the Rams have shot 49.6% from the floor […]

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  • College Basketball preview: URI vs. St. Bonaventure 2/22

    College Basketball preview: URI vs. St. Bonaventure 2/22

    The University of Rhode Island Rams have had a rough 2013-14 season. They hold an 11-16 overall record and are 2-10 in the conference. The Rams, lead by head coach Dan Hurley, head into an away game today against St. Bonaventure coming off of a 57-54 loss to St. Joseph’s  on February 19, the most recent in a six game losing streak they will look to snap. If they can pick up a W this afternoon, they might find momentum […]

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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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  • Rhody Frosh Following Similar Path of Hawks Senior Tandem

    Rhody Frosh Following Similar Path of Hawks Senior Tandem

    Chris DiSano takes a closer look at a senior duo for St. Joseph’s, Ronald Roberts Jr. and Langston Galloway, responsible for bringing the Hawks into contention for a top four seed in the A-10 Tournament. Four years ago as freshmen, they had a season which looked very much like the season URI’s E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin are having, with wins hard to come by in a very tough Atlantic 10. Four years from now, the Rams would love to […]

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  • E.C. Matthews Scores Career High as Rams Fall to Duquesne

    E.C. Matthews Scores Career High as Rams Fall to Duquesne

    URI Standout Freshman E.C. Matthews scored a career high 32 points on 11-15 shooting. The guard had 4 RB and 3 assists in the loss to A10 opponent Duquesne.

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