Rams Hit the Road to Face Robert Morris Tuesday

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

RHODE ISLAND at ROBERT MORRIS
Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Moon Township, Pa. - North Athletic Complex
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RHODE ISLAND VS. ROBERT MORRIS - SERIES NOTES

  • Tuesday's game will be just the second time the two teams have faced.
  • The first time the Rams played the Colonials was Dec. 2, 1989 in a 72-55 Rhody win.
  • Robert Morris enters the game 1-1, most recently coming off a victory over fellow A-10 school La Salle on Sunday, Nov. 11.
  • RMU was able to cruise to the 67-39 victory, holding the Explorers to just 22 percent from the field.
  • The Colonials were selected as the league favorite in the Northeast Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll, earning five of nine possible first-place votes.
  • This is the fourth time in the last six seasons that Robert Morris has been picked as the league's preseason favorite.
  • The Colonials are coming off a stellar season, where they established a new school record with 25 victories (16 coming in league play), earned a share of the NEC regular-season title – its sixth in program history – and played in the postseason at the WNIT.

NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE FEATURES POWER 5 SCHOOLS

  • Rhode Island women's basketball has a strong schedule for 2018-19, including nine games against teams coming off of postseason play a year ago.
  • The challenging schedule also features five Power 5 conference schools.
  • Rhode Island will open the season hosting Boston College from the ACC on Nov. 8.
  • Rhody continues its strong non-conference slate as they travel to face Kentucky (SEC), Clemson (ACC), and Minnesota (Big 10).
  • Another highlight of the non-conference schedule will be the third-annual Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament.
  • All four NCAA Division I teams in the state of Rhode Island will be making their way to Kingston for the two-day tournament Dec. 1-2.
  • Rhody will host Providence (Big East) on the first day, which will be followed by the match up between Brown and Bryant. The winner of each game will advance to the championship game on Dec. 2.

LAST TIME OUT

  • The Rams dropped their season opener, falling 88-64 to Boston College on Nov. 8.
  • BC jumped out to an 11-point lead after one quarter, scoring 10 points in the paint in the opening period. Marnelle Garraud and Taylor Ortlepp each scored six points, while Emma Guy added five to help the Eagles establish the early lead.
  • Rhode Island fell further behind in the second period as Boston College scored 28 points. By halftime, the Rams trailed by 26 points, 49-23. The Eagles continued to stretch the lead throughout the second half, leading by as many as 41 points as they cruised to the victory.
  • Junior Elemy Colome finished with 19 on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor. She added four steals on defense.
  • Junior Nicole Jorgensen had 13 points, all in the second half. She was limited to three minutes in the first half due to foul trouble. Jorgensen added five rebounds and two blocks.
  • Sophomore Davida Dale started in her Rhode Island debut, scoring 11 points to go with six rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
  • Senior Jalissa Ross had nine points, eight rebounds and three assists.
  • Junior Erin Jones made her Rhode Island debut, scoring three points and grabbing three rebounds.
  • Redshirt freshman Jessica Rogers made her collegiate debut, getting two points and one rebound in one minute.
  • Rhode Island had 14 turnovers in the first half, while Boston College had nine steals before the break. That helped the Eagles get a 15-5 edge in points off turnovers at the half.
  • The Rams shot just 29.6 percent (8-for-27) in the first half, while Boston College made 48.7 percent (19-of-39). The Eagles made eight 3-pointers in the opening half.
  • Boston College had 18 offensive rebounds, which led to 20 second-chance points.
  • BC tied the Ryan Center record for 3-point baskets in a women's game at the Ryan Center, finishing the game with 13 from beyond the arc.