Rhode Island Rams men's basketball

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Rhode Island Rams
2014–15 Rhode Island Rams men's basketball team
Rhode Island Rams athletic logo
UniversityUniversity of Rhode Island
ConferenceAtlantic 10
LocationKingston, RI
Head coachDan Hurley (2nd year)
ArenaRyan Center
(Capacity: 7,657)
NicknameRams
Colors

Keaney Blue and White[1]

                  
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1998
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1988, 1998
NCAA Tournament appearances
1961, 1966, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999
 
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Rhode Island Rams
2014–15 Rhode Island Rams men's basketball team
Rhode Island Rams athletic logo
UniversityUniversity of Rhode Island
ConferenceAtlantic 10
LocationKingston, RI
Head coachDan Hurley (2nd year)
ArenaRyan Center
(Capacity: 7,657)
NicknameRams
Colors

Keaney Blue and White[1]

                  
Uniforms
Kit body thinsidesonwhite.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts blanksides2.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body basketballwhitesides.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts whitesides.png
Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1998
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1988, 1998
NCAA Tournament appearances
1961, 1966, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999

The Rhode Island Rams men's basketball team is a college basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and the Atlantic Ten Conference representing the University of Rhode Island. The team is under the direction of head coach Dan Hurley, who was hired on March 20, 2012. The Rams play their home games at the Ryan Center (capacity 7,657).

Current roster[edit]

NamePositionYearNo.HeightWeightHometownLast School
EC MatthewsGFr.06-5190Detroit, MIRomulus
Jarelle ReichelFSo.26–6215Frankfurt, GermanyRice
Jordan HareFSo.46–10205Saginaw, Mich.Arthur Hill
Xavier MunfordGSr.56–2180Hillside. N.J.Iowa Western College
DeShon MinnisGSo.106–3185Philadelphia, Pa.Texas Tech
Hassan MartinFFr.126–7210Staten Island, NYCurtis
T.J BuchananGJr.136–3195Kalamazoo, Mich.Kalamazoo Central
Ifeanyi OnyekabaFSo.146–8240Abuja, NigeriaVirginia Episcopal School
Eric YouncofskiGFr.205-10150Middletown, N.JMiddletown North
Jonathan NazarkoGSo.226–2200East Lyme, Conn.East Lyme
Shane PlunkettGFr.306–3195Brookville, N.Y.Long Island Luheran
Gilvydas BirutaFSr.556–8245Jonava, LithuaniaRutgers
NameTitleCollegeFirst Season
Dan HurleyHead CoachSeton Hall2012
David CoxAssistant CoachWilliam and Mary2014
Jim CarrAssistant CoachYork College2012
Luke MurrayAssistant CoachFairfield University2013

Players[edit]

All-Americans:

PlayerCountYears
Stan Modzelewski21941 (second-team); 1942 (second-team)
Chet Jaworski11939 (first team)
Sly Williams11979 (second-team)

Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Rams have appeared in eight NCAA Tournaments. They have a combined 6–8. Tom Garrick holds the Rhode Island single-tournament scoring record with 29 points in 1988.[2]

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1961First RoundSt. BonaventureL 76–86
1966First RoundDavidsonL 65–95
1978First RoundDukeL 62–63
1988#11First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 Missouri
#3 Syracuse
#2 Duke
W 87–80
W 97–94
L 72–73
1993#8First Round
Second Round
#9 Purdue
#1 North Carolina
W 74–68
L 67–112
1997#9First Round#8 PurdueL 76–83
1998#8First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#9 Murray State
#1 Kansas
#13 Valparaiso
#2 Stanford
W 97–74
W 80–75
W 74–68
L 77–79
1999#12First Round#5 CharlotteL 70–81

NIT results[edit]

The Rams have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 12 times. Their combined record is 12–13.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1941First RoundSeton HallL 54–70
1942QuarterfinalsToledoL 71–82
1945Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Tennessee
DePaul
St. John's
W 51–44
L 53–97
L 57–64
1946Quarterfinals
Semfinals
Finals
Bowling Green
Muhlenberg
Kentucky
W 82–79
W 59–49
L 45–46
1981First RoundPurdueL 58–84
1987First RoundFlorida StateL 92–107
1992First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Vanderbilt
Boston College
Utah
W 68–63
W 81–80
L 72–84
1996First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Marist
College of Charleston
Saint Joseph's
W 82–77
W 62–58
L 59–76
2003First Round
Second Round
Seton Hall
Temple
W 61–60
L 53–61
2004Opening Round
First Round
Boston University
West Virginia
W 80–52
L 72–79
2008First RoundCreightonL 73–74
2010First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Northwestern
Nevada
Virginia Tech
North Carolina
W 76–64
W 85–83
W 79–72
L 67–68OT

CBI results[edit]

The Rams have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 1–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
2011First Round
Quarterfinals
Miami (OH)
UCF
W 76–59
L 54–66

References[edit]