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
University University of Rhode Island
Conference Atlantic 10
Location Kingston, RI
Head coach Dan Hurley (3rd year)
Arena Ryan Center
(Capacity: 7,657)
Nickname Rams
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

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]

Name Position Year No. Height Weight Hometown Last School
EC Matthews G Fr. 0 6-5 190 Detroit, MI Romulus
Jarelle Reichel F So. 2 6–6 215 Frankfurt, Germany Rice
Jordan Hare F So. 4 6–10 205 Saginaw, Mich. Arthur Hill
Xavier Munford G Sr. 5 6–2 180 Hillside. N.J. Iowa Western College
DeShon Minnis G So. 10 6–3 185 Philadelphia, Pa. Texas Tech
Hassan Martin F Fr. 12 6–7 210 Staten Island, NY Curtis
T.J Buchanan G Jr. 13 6–3 195 Kalamazoo, Mich. Kalamazoo Central
Ifeanyi Onyekaba F So. 14 6–8 240 Abuja, Nigeria Virginia Episcopal School
Eric Youncofski G Fr. 20 5-10 150 Middletown, N.J Middletown North
Jonathan Nazarko G So. 22 6–2 200 East Lyme, Conn. East Lyme
Shane Plunkett G Fr. 30 6–3 195 Brookville, N.Y. Long Island Luheran
Gilvydas Biruta F Sr. 55 6–8 245 Jonava, Lithuania Rutgers
Name Title College First Season
Dan Hurley Head Coach Seton Hall 2012
David Cox Assistant Coach William and Mary 2014
Jim Carr Assistant Coach York College 2012
Luke Murray Assistant Coach Fairfield University 2013

Players[edit]

All-Americans:

Player Count Years
Stan Modzelewski 2 1941 (second-team); 1942 (second-team)
Chet Jaworski 1 1939 (first team)
Sly Williams 1 1979 (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]

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1961 First Round St. Bonaventure L 76–86
1966 First Round Davidson L 65–95
1978 First Round Duke L 62–63
1988 #11 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 Missouri
#3 Syracuse
#2 Duke
W 87–80
W 97–94
L 72–73
1993 #8 First Round
Second Round
#9 Purdue
#1 North Carolina
W 74–68
L 67–112
1997 #9 First Round #8 Purdue L 76–83
1998 #8 First 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 #12 First Round #5 Charlotte L 70–81

NIT results[edit]

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

Year Round Opponent Result
1941 First Round Seton Hall L 54–70
1942 Quarterfinals Toledo L 71–82
1945 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Tennessee
DePaul
St. John's
W 51–44
L 53–97
L 57–64
1946 Quarterfinals
Semfinals
Finals
Bowling Green
Muhlenberg
Kentucky
W 82–79
W 59–49
L 45–46
1981 First Round Purdue L 58–84
1987 First Round Florida State L 92–107
1992 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Vanderbilt
Boston College
Utah
W 68–63
W 81–80
L 72–84
1996 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Marist
College of Charleston
Saint Joseph's
W 82–77
W 62–58
L 59–76
2003 First Round
Second Round
Seton Hall
Temple
W 61–60
L 53–61
2004 Opening Round
First Round
Boston University
West Virginia
W 80–52
L 72–79
2008 First Round Creighton L 73–74
2010 First 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.

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

References[edit]