Rams Open Conference Play at Richmond Saturday

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

RHODE ISLAND at RICHMOND
Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Robins Center - Richmond, Va.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. RICHMOND - SERIES NOTES

  • The Rams begin their conference portion of their schedule as they travel to Richmond to face the Spiders.
  • The meeting between the two schools will be the 23rd all-time. The Spiders hold a 19-3 advantage in the series.
  • Richmond has won each of the last three contests.
  • The Rams travel to Richmond for the first time since Feb. 5, 2017 when they were handed a 67-51 loss.
  • Richmond closed out its non-conference schedule with a 3-10 record, most recently defeating UNC Greensboro 59-48.
  • The Spiders are 3-4 at home this season, while the Rams are 2-4 on the road.
  • Richmond's Alex Parson contributes a team-high 12.0 points per game and is shooting 85.2% from the charity stripe (23-of-27).

ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE PLAY BEGINS FOR THE RAMS 

  • Rhody opens up conference play Jan. 5 to face the Spiders of Richmond.
  • In the Atlantic 10 portion of the schedule, teams will face each team once, and three schools twice as part of a 16-game conference slate.
  • The three teams that URI will play twice are Davidson, St. Bonaventure and Massachusetts.
  • During the conference portion of its schedule, Rhode Island is set to host two teams that played in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, George Washington (Jan. 9) and Dayton (Feb. 3).
  • The Rams will also play four teams that played in the WNIT - at Saint Louis (Jan. 16), vs. Fordham (Jan. 24) at George Mason (Jan. 27) and vs. Saint Joseph's (Feb. 24).
  • URI will host Duquesne in a national broadcast game Sunday, Feb. 17, when the NBC Sports Network visits the Ryan Center. To date, it is the only nationally broadcasted game on the schedule for the Rams.

RAMS WRAP UP BEST NON-CONFERENCE SHOWING SINCE 2015-16 SEASON

  • The Rams wrapped up their non-conference schedule last time out against Harvard.
  • With the loss, Rhody finished 5-7, the best non-conference start since the 2015-16 season when the Rams went 6-6.
  • During that season, Rhode Island finished 12-18, and made it to the Quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship.
  • The five non-conference wins more than doubles the Rams efforts from last year's non-league portion of their slate.