RHODE ISLAND VS FAIRFIELD
Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2:00 p.m.
The Ryan Center - Kingston, R.I.
RHODE ISLAND VS. FAIRFIELD - SERIES NOTES
- Rhode Island welcomes Fairfield to the Ryan Center after most recently defeating Vermont 77-74 in overtime.
- Sunday's game will be the 10th meeting between the two schools, and the first since the 2017-18 season.
- The Rams hold a slight edge in the series, 5-4. Rhody has won the last two straight contests.
- Last time the teams faced, Rhode Island handed Fairfield a 62-47 lss at the Ryan Center.
- Fairfield is looking for its first win in Kingston since it defeated the Rams 74-48 on Nov. 14, 2009.
- The Stags most recently fell 52-51 against Dartmouth.
- Fairfield is 1-2 on the road this season. The Rams hold a 2-0 record at the Ryan Center.
- Lou Lopez-Senechal leads the Stags through their first four games averaging 10.3 points per game. The reigning MAAC Rookie of the Year was named to the preseason All-MAAC Second Team.
- Fairfield was picked to finish sixth in the MAAC Preseason Poll.
- Rhode Island has three players averaging double figures in scoring. Senior Nicole Jorgensen leads the Rams with 18.2 points per game, redshirt junior Erin Jones adds 11.4 per contest, and redshirt senior Davida Dale is averaging 10.0.
DALE DOUBLE-DOUBLES, LEADS RAMS TO OVERTIME WIN AGAINST VERMONT
- Redshirt senior Davida Dale had a career night last time out, leading the Rams to a 77-74 overtime victory over Vermont after she hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds on the clock.
- The Providence, R.I. native scored a career-high 25 points, including an impressive 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.
- Dale grabbed 14 boards for her first double-double of the season, and third for her career.
- Stuffing the stat sheet, she also dished out five assists while blocking one shot.
- Playing the full 40 minutes of regulation plus the five minute overtime period, Dale committed 0 turnovers.
- Rhode Island had a season-low nine turnovers in the win.
DALE CAN DISH IT OUT
- Redshirt senior Davida Dale is averaging 4.0 assists per game, which sits fifth in the Atlantic 10.
- She has a team-leading 20 assists on the season, tied with teammate Marta Vargas.
- Dale has led the Rams in assists in three of Rhody's five games this year.
- She dished out a season-high six assists in the Ram's win over LIU in the season opener.
- The Providence, R.I. native needs just four more assists to hit 100 for her career.
JORGENSEN MOVING UP the All-time list
- Rhode Island senior Nicole Jorgensen scored 17 points in the overtime victory over Vermont last time out, moving her up the all-time scoring list with 1,052 career points.
- Jorgensen passed Chris Dinoto (1977-81) who had 1,044 career points, for sole possession of 16th place.
- Next on the all-time scoring list is Ellen Quantmeyer (1982-86).
- Jorgensen needs 42 points to pass Quantmeyer for 15th place.
HOME GAMES IN 2019-20 TO BE BROADCAST BY COX/YURVIEW, HARRINGTON SCHOOL
- Nearly all of Rhode Island home women's basketball games will be broadcast locally on Cox/YurView this season.
- Partnering with the University's Harrington School of Communication and Media, Cox/YurView will work with URI students using the school's brand new, state-of-the-art $1.25 million broadcast center.
- It will be the most extensive television coverage in the history of the URI women's basketball program, as Cox/YurView will carry 11 games.
- One additional game will be a nationally televised contest, putting 12 of Rhody's 13 home games on TV.
- Each of the games carried by Cox/YurView also will stream live on ESPN+.
- In addition to the Cox/YurView games, Rhody will host VCU on Jan. 4 in a game carried on CBSSN.
- The Rams also have TV time in games at Harvard (Dec. 30) and at Davidson (Jan. 12).
- The matchup against Harvard will be aired locally on NESN, while the game at Davidson will be on NBCSN.
- The Harrington School of Communication and Media broadcast center - housed in the Chafee Social Science Center - has undergone extensive renovations over the last year, leading to an ultramodern studio and control room with the latest in digital production, streaming and broadcasting technology.
- The studio gives students the opportunity and experience to learn in a hands-on environment while working alongside producers and professional staff from Cox/YurView.