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  • RI Basketball Season Recaps Told by Famous Sports Movies

    RI Basketball Season Recaps Told by Famous Sports Movies

    By Daniel James Now that college basketball has come to a close there’s a lot to do to kill time during the offseason. Watching other sports is nice, but nothing beats a feel-good sports movie. As much as art imitates life however, sometimes life imitates art and fans can find themselves looking back on their teams’ season and feeling as if maybe there was a bit of a connection to some of their favorite sports films. For that reason the […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • URI falls to St. Joe’s 57-54

    URI falls to St. Joe’s 57-54

    URI led most of the game, but a late charge by NCAA tournament bound St. Joseph’s got the best of the Rams as they fell 57-54 at the Ryan Center.

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