Rhode Island Begins Homestand on Wednesday vs. Fordham

Rhode Island Begins Homestand on Wednesday vs. Fordham

GAME DAY CENTRAL:

Game Notes vs. Fordham

TV: American Sports Network - Ed Cohen, John Griffin

LOCAL CLEARANCE: NESN Plus | Full Clearance List (pdf)

AUDIO: Rhody Sports Network (B101 - 101.5 FM) - Steve McDonald, Don Kaull

INTERNET: 
iHeartRadio.com (audio) | A-10 Digital Network (video)


RHODE ISLAND VERSUS FORDHAM

  • Rhode Island faces Fordham in the first of two regular season matchups.  
  • The Keaney Rams head to the South Bronx for the regular season finale (March 5).
  • URI holds a 37-25 lead in the all-time series, which dates back to Jan. 3, 1942.  
  • The Rhody Rams have won seven of the last 10  vs. their Bronx counterparts.
  • Last year, URI swept the regular season series
  • Rhody is 19-8 all-time and has won its last six vs. Fordham at home.

RHODE ISLAND IN THE ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE

  • Since its inaugural season in 1980-81 in the Eastern 8, Rhode Island has posted a 256-314 all-time record in Atlantic 10 regular season conference play.
  • Last season, the Rams posted a 13-5 Atlantic 10 record, tying for second place.
  • The 13 A-10 wins were the second-highest total in school history (14 - 1987-88).
  • Rhody's six A-10 road wins tied for most in the league (VCU) and was the second-highest total in program history (7 in 1987-88).

RHODE ISLAND AT THE ALEX AND ANI COURT AT THE THOMAS M. RYAN CENTER  

  • Rhode Island holds a 141-73 all-time record in the Thomas M. Ryan Center and went 14-2 last year on the Alex and Ani Court.
  • It marked the 10th time in venue history (13 years) that the Rams won 10 or more home games.
  • The Rams' first victory in the building was a 73-71 overtime affair vs. USC on Nov. 26, 2002.

TODAY'S RHODE ISLAND FACT(S) YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

  • Hassan Martin is one of seven active Division I players with at least 700 points, 500 rebounds, and 220 blocked shots
  • Rhody's eight losses this season have come by an average of 6.4 points.  The combined record of those eight teams: 128-42.
  • Rhode Island is among 48 teams that rank in the top 100 in KenPom.com's adjusted offensive and adjusted defensive tempo marks.
  • URI starters have logged close to 75% of the team's minutes on the floor this season.

TODAY IN RHODE ISLAND BASKETBALL - JANUARY 27

  • Rhode Island is 10-5 all-time - and 4-3 in Atlantic 10 play - in games played on January 27.  
  • Fordham and Rhode Island played on January 27, 1973 - with the Kingston Rams earning a 92-79 victory at Keaney Gymnasium.
  • January 27 marks the celebration of National Chocolate Cake Day.
  • Notable January 27 birthdays: composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, author Lewis Carroll; and RMS Titanic captain Edward Smith.

MARTIN PLAYING THE PERCENTAGES

  • Hassan Martin ranks 21st nationally and third in the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage, connecting on 59.7% of his shots.
  • The 6-7 forward was 7-for-7 from the floor vs. La Salle on Jan. 16.  In A-10 play, he boasts a 62.5% field goal percentage.
  • For his career, the junior is shooting 58.0% (314-541) - which ranks first all-time in the URI record book.
  • The 58.0% shooting proficiency mark is 18th-best among all active NCAA Division I student-athletes.

SOMEWHERE IN THIS ANCIENT, MYSTIC TRINITY...

  • Through 19 games, Rhode Island ranks 58th nationally 3FG%, connecting on 37.5% of its attempts from beyond the arc.
  • In 2014-15, the Rams ranked near the bottom of the national rankings, checking in at 313th in 3FG% (30.3%).
  • In Atlantic 10 conference play this year, Rhody leads the league as it is connecting on 43.1% (50-116) from the perimeter.


GARRETT CONNECTING FROM LONG-RANGE

  • Through the first nine games of the season, Jarvis Garrett was shooting 5-for-28 from beyond the arc - a 17.9% clip from 3FG.
  • Over his last 10 games, Garrett has made 18-of-35 from the perimeter - including a career-best 4-of-4 on Jan. 5 vs. Richmond.
  • Garrett ranks second on the Rams in 3-pointers made (25 3FGM) and ranks 14th in the A-10 3FG%, connecting on 39.7%.