Rhody Welcomes VCU to Ryan Center for You Can Play/Pride Night

Rhody Welcomes VCU to Ryan Center for You Can Play/Pride Night

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THE BASICS
Rhode Island: 11-13, 5-7 A-10 
VCU: 17-8, 6-6 A-10
Location: Ryan Center – Kingston, R.I.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 17
Tip-off Time: 7 p.m.

COVERAGE
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Twitter: @RhodyWBB

RHODE ISLAND VS. VCU - ALL-TIME SERIES

  • Wednesday's game will be the fourth meeting between Rhode Island and VCU since the latter joined the Atlantic 10 three seasons ago.
  • VCU has won all three previous meetings in the series, beating Rhode Island in Virgnia last season, 64-48.
  • VCU has been to Kingston once before, winning 70-44 on Feb. 14, 2014.
  • With four games left in the regular season, Rhody is one game behind VCU in the A-10 standings.

YOU CAN PLAY/PRIDE NIGHT

  • Wednesday will be Rhode Island's first You Can Play/Pride Night
  • A video promoting URI student-athletes and coaches promoting the "You Can Play Project" will be shown before the game
  • The video was written by women's basketball graduate assistant coach Megan Straumann and URI Academic Advisor and Learning Specialist Kristen Casamento. It was edited and produced by sophomore softball player Madi Housel
  • Representatives from URI's Gender and Sexuality Center will have informational tables set up in the Ryan Center lobby throughouth the game  
BAND OF THIEVES 

  • The Rams average 8.9 steals per game, which leads the Atlantic 10 and is 93rd nationally. 
  • Charise Wilson leads the A-10 in steals per game (2.25) and is second in total steals (54).
  • Dominique Ward is fourth in the A-10 with 2.04 steals per game and 49 total steals.
  • URI has had 10 or more steals 11 times this season.

WILSON ONE AWAY FROM RHODY 3-POINT RECORD 

  • Charise Wilson needs two 3-pointers to set Rhode Island's single-season mark.
  • The record is 66 by Lindsey O'Neil (2000-01).
  • Wilson has made 65 3-point baskets, which is second in the conference and 29th in the country. 
  • She is second in the A-10 with 2.71 makes per game, which ranks 28th nationally.
  • She made a career-high six 3-pointers against George Mason on Feb. 13.
  • With 127 3-pointers, she is fourth in URI history.

TABAKMAN LEADING A-10 IN SHOOTING

  • Samantha Tabakman leads the Atlantic 10 and is 24th in the country in shooting percentage at .557.
  • Tabakman is averaging 14.9 points per game in conference play, which ranks fifth in the league.
  • She also is 10th with 6.9 rebounds per game in conference play.
  • She is on pace to set Rhode Island's single-season shooting percentage record, currently .543 by Michele Washington in 1984-85. 
  • Tabakman is sixth in the league and 99th in the country in blocked shots (37).
  • Overall, Tabakman is seventh in the A-10 with 8.0 rebounds per game and 10th in scoring at 14.1 per game. 
  • With 597 career rebounds, she needs three more to be the 10th player to reach 600 in team history.

MELENDEZ, TABAKMAN AND WILSON ALL TAKING AIM AT 1,000 POINTS

  • With four games left in the regular season, Rhode Island has three players within striking distance of 1,000 career points. 
  • Senior Tayra Melendez has 965 career points and needs 35 more to reach the mark. 
  • Fellow senior Samantha Tabakman has 927 and needs 73 to get to 1,000.
  • Sophomore Charise Wilson has an outside shot to reach 1,000 this year. She has 887 and needs 113 to get there.
  • There are 19 members of the 1,000-point club in program history. 
  • The last woman to reach the milestone was Megan Shoniker, who scored 1,318 points from 2007-11.