Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Rhody struggles to score in the second half, falling behind by as many as 15, before rallying and falling short against VCU.
Thanks to a cold snap in the second half, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with Virginia Commonwealth, falling 70-64 on Wednesday night. A late run by Rhody (6-13, 1-5 Atlantic 10) made the final a bit closer, as VCU (17-5, 5-2 Atlantic 10) struggled to put URI away. VCU led by 15 points with four minutes remaining. Three-point shots by Xavier Munford, Andre Malone and T.J. Buchanan got URI as close as five in the final two minutes, but VCU hit enough free throws down the stretch to win. However, a usual malady struck URI in the second half, as Rhody went long stretches without scoring. After just seven first half turnovers, the press wore URI down, as they committed 11 in the second half. URI’s …
URI looks to recover from a loss at Fordham by upsetting VCU at home.
For the second straight game, the Rams take on the Rams, although this time, the Rams will hope for a better outcome against the Rams. On Saturday, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball game lost 66-65 at Fordham. (Or, depending on what account of the game you read, maybe it was 66-63.) Andre Malone led URI (6-12, 1-4 Atlantic 10) with 12 points, but leading scorer Xavier Munford struggled, scoring just 10 points on 3-for-13 shooting. URI will host Virginia Commonwealth University at 7 p.m., with VCU (16-5, 4-2 Atlantic) looking to bounceback from a 69-61 loss at home. The loss knocked VCU out of the Top 25 rankings, from their spot of No. 19.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Rams are looking to build momentum after an 82-80 overtime win against St. Louis last week.
Wednesday, January 23
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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Thanks to 24 from Xavier Munford and big shots from Nikola Malesevic, the Rams beat St. Louis 82-80 in overtime.
Sunday, January 20
Release courtesy GoRhody.com. For the original, click here. Rhody shot a season-high 55.1 percent from the floor - including 63.6 percent in the second half - to earn its first Atlantic 10 victory of the season, 82-80, at Saint Louis. The Rams sealed the W by going 10-of-10 from the charity stripe during the extra period. The victory extends URI's win streak over SLU to five games, dating back to the 2009-10 season. Inside the Box Score and Beyond Xavier Munford - the A-10's leading scorer - led Rhode Island with 24 points. He was 8-of-14 from the floor, including 4-of-8 from the perimeter. Munford's 3-pointer with 1:05 left in regulation tied it at 65-65, forcing overtime at Chaifetz Arena. It was one of several big shots by the Rams…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Thanks to a 45 to 25 advantage in rebounding, Charlotte wears the Rams down in the second half for a 58-50 win.
KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team had no answer for Charlotte on the glass, as the 49ers used double-digit rebounding advantages in both halves to wear down the Rams for a 58-50 win. After a half, the Rams trailed Charlotte in rebounding 22-11, but held a 31-30 lead thanks to 52.4 percent shooting. However, as the Rams cooled off, the 49ers kept up the intensity on the boards, finishing with a 45-25 advantage over URI in rebounding. Burly 6’8” Charlotte forward Willie Clayton led the way with 11 points and 13 rebounds, and 6’4” guard Pierria Henry also had 10 boards. DeMario Mayfield came off the bench to lead Charlotte with 17 points, as leading scorer Chris Braswell struggled with fouls and played just 23 …
The Rams look to continue the hot shooting from the final few minutes of a loss at Richmond in their Atlantic 10 opener.
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team will look for its first Atlantic 10 win of the year Saturday, as the Rams host Charlotte at 2 p.m. at the Ryan Center. URI (5-9, 0-1 Atlantic 10) took Richmond to the wire in its first Atlantic 10 conference game of the year. The Rams trailed by 18 with 5:17 left in the game, but went on a 17-0 run before finally losing 64-61. For a write-up of that game from GoRhody, click here. For a preview of Saturday’s game between the Rams and Charlotte (13-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10), click here. The game is the conference home opener for URI. It’s televised on COX Cable’s OSN (Ch. 5 or 1005), and the radio broadcast is on WHJJ 920 AM and The Wolf 102.3 FM. Following the game, kids 12 and under will be …
Friday, January 4, 2013
In a miserable offensive game for both teams, the Rams are a bit less worse than the Bears, and win 59-47.
KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team awoke from a deep shooting slump just enough in the second half to pull away from the Brown Bears, 59-47, on Friday night. Xavier Munford scored 14 of his 18 in the second half, finishing with the team and game-high. The Bears fouled liberally down the stretch, which allowed Rhody guard Mike Powell to finish with 16 points, 9-of-12 from the line. The teams crawled out to a 21-14 football score at the half, with URI (5-8) holding the advantage. Except for a brief stretch in the second half that Munford dominated, and the final three minutes as Brown (4-8) gave fouls, neither team got into much of a rhythm. At the half, Brown was shooting 25 percent from the field. This dipped …
The Brown Bears have a rare chance at the Governor’s Cup, if they can upset the Rams on Friday night.
After a surprising upset of Providence College, the Brown University Bears have a chance at the Governor’s Cup in men’s basketball for the first time since 2006. Standing in their way will be the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team, as the Rams look to avoid being upset like the Friars were last week. The game is at 7 p.m. at the Ryan Center. Last Friday, the Bears shocked the Friars 69-68 at home with a 3-pointer from Tucker Halpren with 7.3 seconds left. For a recap from Brown Athletics, click here. The game was the first since 1982 between the Friars and Brown at a true home site for the Bears. Last Friday’s game was played at the Pizzitola Sports Center, as opposed to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Following the game with …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
URI uses 17 second half points from Xavier Munford and 22 from Nikola Malesevic to improve to 5-7.
KINGSTON – A gritty all-around game from Nikola Malesevic and a second half wake-up by Xavier Munford led to the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team holding on for a 65-60 victory Saturday afternoon against Georgia State at the Ryan Center. The Rams (4-7) led by as many as 10 in the first half, but poor shooting and 17 first half fouls led to ragged play by both teams as the half ended. URI took just a three-point lead into the locker room. However, Munford followed up a scoreless first half with 17 in the second, including three 3s, one of which resulted in a four-point play. He also showed off his athleticism with two blocks, one of which came on a fastbreak layup. In contrast to Munford, Malesevic played well the entire 36 …
The Rams look to string together two wins for the first time this year with Saturday’s game against Georgia State.
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team (3-7) will try to follow up its most impressive win of the year with another one a week later against Georgia State (5-6). The Rams host the Panthers at 2 p.m. at the Ryan Center. The game is being broadcast on OSN (Ch. 5 / 1005 on Cox Cable) and B101 radio. For a preview from GoRhody.com, click here. To chat following the game, check out Keaney Blue, the Rams’ unofficial fan board. Last year, during a miserable year for Rhody, the Rams lost 96-64 at Georgia State. Presumably, things will be different this year with new URI head coach Danny Hurley. Patch will be offering a live CoverItLive chat as the game goes on, and following the game, we will have footage from the post-game press …