2009–10 Rhode Island Rams men's basketball team

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2009–10 Rhode Island Rams men's basketball
NIT, Semifinals
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2009–10 record 26–10 (9–7 A-10)
Head coach Jim Baron
Assistant coach Kevin Clark
Assistant coach Pat Clarke
Assistant coach Momir Gajic
Home arena Ryan Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Temple 14 2   .875     29 6   .829
#25 Xavier 14 2   .875     26 9   .743
#24 Richmond 13 3   .813     26 9   .743
Saint Louis 11 5   .688     23 13   .639
Rhode Island 9 7   .563     26 10   .722
Charlotte 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Dayton 8 8   .500     25 12   .676
St. Bonaventure 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
Duquesne 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
George Washington 6 10   .375     16 15   .516
UMass 5 11   .313     12 20   .375
Saint Joseph's 5 11   .313     11 20   .355
La Salle 4 12   .250     12 18   .400
Fordham 0 16   .000     2 26   .071
2010 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Rhode Island Rams men's basketball team represented the University of Rhode Island in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Jim Baron's ninth season at Rhode Island. The Rams compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference and played their home games at the Ryan Center. They finished the season 26–10, 9–7 in A-10 play and lost in the semifinals of the 2010 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament. They were invited to the 2010 National Invitation Tournament where they advanced to the semifinals before falling to North Carolina.

Roster[edit]

Source[1]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
1 Stevie Mejia 5'9" 175 G So. Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Lawrence Academy
2 Ben Eaves 6'7" 225 F Jr. Lancashire, England, U.K. Worcester Academy
UConn
4 Jamal Wilson 6'5" 195 G So. Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. Neumann-Goretti HS
5 Marquis Jones 6'1" 200 G Jr. South Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S. St. Thomas More Prep
10 Akeem Richmond 6'1" 180 G Fr. Sanford, North Carolina, U.S. Southern Lee HS
12 Orion Outerbridge 6'9" 210 F So. Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. New Hampton School
15 Lamonte Ulmer 6'6" 215 F Sr. New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. Notre Dame Prep
20 Lisandro Ruiz Moreno 6'0" 180 G Fr. Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina South Kent School
21 Delroy James 6'8" 220 F Jr. Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Laurinburg Prep
22 Keith Cothran 6'4" 195 G Sr. New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. The Winchendon School
23 Nikola Malesevic 6'7" 200 F Fr. Užice, Serbia Uzicka Gimnazija
24 Ryan Brooks 6'8" 220 F Fr. Mays Landing, New Jersey, U.S. South Kent School
32 Will Martell 7'0" 245 C Jr. Fair Haven, New Jersey, U.S. Hun School
44 Anthony Malhoit 6'3" 200 G Jr. Waterford, Connecticut, U.S. Piney Woods HS

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
11/18/2009* 7:30pm at Brown Pizzitola Sports CenterProvidence, Rhode Island W 78–57  2,695 1–0
11/22/2009* 1:00pm Holy Cross Ryan CenterKingston, Rhode Island W 92–75  4,080 2–0
11/24/2009* 7:30pm Stony Brook Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island W 75–58  4,030 3–0
11/28/2009* 2:00pm at Davidson John M. Belk ArenaDavidson, North Carolina W 75–65  3,731 4–0
12/2/2009* 7:30pm at VCU Stuart C. Siegel CenterRichmond, Virginia L 82–80  5,229 4–1
12/5/2009* 1:00pm Providence Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island Cox Sports W 86–82  7,675 5–1
12/8/2009* 7:00pm Quinnipiac Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island NESN W 83–74  4,061 6–1
12/10/2009* 7:00pm Northeastern Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island Cox Sports W 79–76  4,271 7–1
12/13/2009* 6:45pm at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts NESN W 80–69  4,263 8–1
12/20/2009* 1:00pm Fairfield Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island W 89–84  3,114 9–1
12/29/2009* 7:00pm at Drexel Daskalakis Athletic CenterPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Cox Sports W 80–79  1,703 10–1
1/2/2010* 2:00pm vs. Oklahoma State Mohegan Sun ArenaUncasville, Connecticut W 63–59  7,111 11–1
1/5/2010* 7:00pm at Akron James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, Ohio W 68–63  2,429 12–1
1/10/2010 1:00pm #21 Temple Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island Cox Sports L 68–64 OT 6,122 12–2 (0–1)
1/13/2010 7:00pm Saint Joseph's Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island Cox Sports W 101–47  4,579 13–2 (1–1)
1/16/2010 2:00pm at Fordham Rose Hill GymnasiumBronx, New York W 85–67  2,354 14–2 (2–1)
1/20/2010 7:00pm Duquesne Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island Cox Sports W 75–67  5,236 15–2 (3–1)
1/23/2010 6:00pm at Xavier Cintas CenterCincinnati, Ohio Cox Sports L 72–61  10,250 15–3 (3–2)
1/26/2010 7:00pm at Dayton UD ArenaDayton, Ohio Cox Sports W 65–64  12,501 16–3 (4–2)
1/30/2010 1:00pm George Washington Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island W 72–66  7,280 17–3 (5–2)
2/2/2010 7:00pm at La Salle Tom Gola Arena • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania W 90–83  1,812 18–3 (6–2)
2/6/2010 2:00pm Massachusetts Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island Cox Sports W 93–85  7,579 19–3 (7–2)
2/10/2010 7:00pm Richmond Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island Cox Sports L 69–67  7,101 19–4 (7–3)
2/13/2010 4:00pm at Temple Liacouras Center • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cox Sports L 78–56  7,080 19–5 (7–4)
2/17/2010 9:00pm at Saint Louis Chaifetz ArenaSt. Louis, Missouri Cox Sports L 62–57  7,257 19–6 (7–5)
2/20/2010 4:00pm Fordham Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island W 101–75  6,620 20–6 (8–5)
2/27/2010 2:00pm at St. Bonaventure Reilly CenterSt. Bonaventure, New York Cox Sports L 81–74  3,511 20–7 (8–6)
3/3/2010 7:00pm Charlotte Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island Cox Sports W 80–58  6,984 21–7 (9–6)
3/6/2010 4:00pm at Massachusetts Mullins CenterAmherst, Massachusetts Cox Sports L 69–67  5,527 21–8 (9–7)
2010 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
3/9/2010 7:00pm Saint Joseph's Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island
(First round)
Cox Sports W 87–76  3,960 22–8
3/12/2010 2:30pm vs. Saint Louis Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, New Jersey
(Quarterfinals)
W 63–47  5,416 23–8
3/13/2010 1:00pm vs. #17 Temple Boardwalk Hall • Atlantic City, New Jersey
(Semifinals)
CBSCS L 57–44  NA 23–9
2010 National Invitation Tournament
3/17/2010 7:00pm Northwestern Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island
(First round)
ESPNU W 76–64  2,734 24–9
3/22/2010 6:00pm Nevada Ryan Center • Kingston, Rhode Island
(Second round)
ESPNU W 85–83  3,419 25–9
3/24/2010 7:00pm at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, Virginia
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN2 W 79–72  7,055 26–9
3/30/2010 9:00pm vs. North Carolina Madison Square GardenNew York, New York
(Semifinals)
ESPN2 L 68–67 OT 11,689 26–10
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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