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  • Rhode Island's Hurley confirms E.C. Matthews will return next season

    Fanrag Sports "Rhode Island Rams talent E.C. Matthews will return to the program next season, a source told FanRag Sports on Friday. He will not even test the NBA waters. This is huge news for the Rams, as Matthews has been an important part of the program’s build since he arrived in 2013. As a freshman,..." March 24

  • Dorsey 3-pointer rescues No. 3 seed Oregon

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Third-seeded Oregon needed a clutch shot to survive the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Tyler Dorsey drained a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to help the Ducks advance to the Sweet 16 with a dramatic 75-72 victory over 11th-seeded Rhode Island on Sunday in a..." March 19

  • Red-hot Rhode Island knocks off Creighton

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO -- Hassan Martin powered his way inside for a basket, turned toward the crowd and flexed for the Rhode Island band. It was still early in the second half, but it was already clear that the Rams would not go down without a fight in their first NCAA Tournament appearance since..." March 17

  • Rhode Island beats VCU, earns tournament bid

    The Sports Xchange "Jared Terrell scored 20 points and made clutch plays in the final minute to lead Rhode Island past Virginia Commonwealth 70-63 Sunday in the Atlanta 10 tournament championship game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The Rams, who have won eight in row, are headed back to the NCAA Tournament..." March 12

  • Rhode Island forward Hassan Martin out indefinitely with quad injury

    Providence Journal "For the second time in as many seasons, Hassan Martin could be facing an extended stretch on the sidelines. The University of Rhode Island forward will miss Tuesday night's game against Old Dominion and is sidelined indefinitely, The Journal has learned. Martin suffered an undisclosed right leg..." December 06

  • Providence continues domination of No. 21 Rhode Island

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ed Cooley's unbeaten streak lives to see another day, thanks in large part to Jalen Lindsey. Lindsey's jumper with 43 seconds remaining provided the breathing room Providence needed to upset in-state rival and 21st-ranked Rhode Island 63-60 on Saturday. "I thought..." December 03

  • Peters pours in 27, Valparaiso stuns No. 21 URI

    The Sports Xchange "Matt Lottich scored the first signature victory of his Valparaiso coaching career and his players scored a signature win for the program Tuesday night. It had been 18 years since Valparaiso defeated Mississippi State in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. Tuesday, on the 40th try since against a..." November 29

  • Martin leads No. 23 Rhode Island over Belmont

    The Sports Xchange "Hassan Martin was looking forward to the challenge of battling Evan Bradds on Friday night, but that all went out the window when Bradds was sidelined with a concussion. Instead, Martin stole the spotlight all for himself. Martin scored 19 of his career-high 31 points in the first half..." November 25

  • Top-ranked Duke defeats Rhode Island to win Naismith crown

    The Sports Xchange "UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Duke isn't likely to remain No. 1 when the new rankings come out on Monday because of a loss to No. 7 Kansas last Tuesday. But the way they played over the weekend, and with the players they have hurt and expected back, don't be shocked if the Blue Devils are back on top..." November 20

  • Rhode Island's Garrett cleared to play after being stretchered off vs. Cincinnati

    Campus Sports "The Rhode Island basketball program has received some great news ahead of today’s meeting with the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off championship game. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported on Saturday morning that junior guard Jarvis Garrett has been cleared to play this..." November 20

  • No. 21 Rhode Island rallies by No. 24 Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley made no attempt to hide his enthusiasm over his No. 21 Rams getting the chance to play No. 1 Duke Sunday in the championship game of the Naismith Hall of Fame Tipoff. "I was coaching high school games seven years ago and driving vans around. Now we're nationally..." November 19

  • Terrell, Rhode Island brush aside Brown

    The Sports Xchange "Dan Hurley was borderline distraught after 21st-ranked Rhode Island's lackluster showing against Brown on Wednesday night. The fact that his Rams won and improved to 3-0 didn't seem to matter. "It's just hard to explain how sluggish we were," the Rhode Island coach said after a narrow..." November 16

  • Rhode Island manhandles Marist

    The Sports Xchange "A confident E.C. Matthews expected to come back strong after a year off because of a knee injury. "I think you guys are more surprised than I am," the Rhode Island guard told the media after his 22 points led the No. 21 Rams to a 107-65 blowout of Marist in a Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament..." November 14

  • No. 23 URI rips Dartmouth behind Matthews, Martin

    The Sports Xchange "Welcome back, E.C. Matthews. Your fans were waiting. The Rhode Island guard, whose 2015-16 season ended after just 10 minutes because of a knee injury, returned to the court with a bang on Friday night. Matthews was introduced last among the starters and was welcomed by the Ryan Center..." November 11

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