#21/22 Rhode Island, Brown Meet for 158th Time on Wednesday Night

#21/22 Rhode Island, Brown Meet for 158th Time on Wednesday Night

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RHODE ISLAND VS. BROWN

  • Rhode Island continues its longest rivalry when it hosts Brown for the 158th time.
  • URI holds a 104-53 lead in the all-time series, dating back to the 1909-10 season.  
  • The Rams earned an 88-85 overtime victory last year in Providence on Dec. 30.
  • Rhody dressed seven scholarship players in that game.
  • URI has captured the last four, 13 of the last 14, and 18 of the last 20 meetings.
  • Rhode Island is 64-14 all-time as the home team in the long-running series.

RHODE ISLAND VS. THE IVY LEAGUE

  • Rhode Island is 121-65 against teams that are members of the Ivy League.
  • The Rams downed Dartmouth, 84-61, in the season opener on Nov. 11.
  • Outside of Brown - the Rams are 16-12 against Ivy League foes.
  • Rhody's second most common Ivy foe is Yale (5-7), followed by Harvard (7-2).

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

  • Rhode Island holds a 147-75 all-time record in the Thomas M. Ryan Center.  
  • The Rams are 74-25 in the regular season and 83-26 overall in non-conference games played at the Thomas M. Ryan Center.
  • URI has won 14 of its last 16 and 23 of its last 27 home non-conference games.  In A-10 play, URI is 65-49 all-time at the Ryan Center.
  • Last season marked the 11th time in venue history that the Rams won 10 or more home games in a single season.
  • Rhode Island's inaugural victory in the building was a 73-71 overtime affair vs. USC (Nov. 26, 2002).

RHODE ISLAND IN IN-SEASON TOURNAMENTS/MULTI-TEAM EVENTS

  • Tonight's matchup is the second of four games in the 2016 Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament.  
  • On Monday, Nov. 14, URI opened tournament play with a 107-65 victory over Marist.
  • Rhody heads to Mohegan Sun Arena on Nov. 19 to take on #25 Cincinnati.  The Rams will face either Penn State or #1 Duke on Nov. 20.
  • Dating back to the 1949-50 season, Rhode Island is 70-74 all-time in in-season tournaments.
  • Rhody went 3-1 in Cancun Challenge play last year - with wins over Cleveland State, Rider and TCU, while losing to #2/2 Maryland.

THE MARIST GAME - TRENDS, FACTS, FIGURES, AND OTHER STUFF

  • Rhode Island's 107 points set a new Ryan Center record for scoring.  The previous high was 101, set twice during the 2009-10 season.
  • The 107 points was the highest scoring total since Rhody put 111 points on the board at Duquesne on Feb. 11, 2007.
  • Rhody's 59 first-half points marked the highest single-half total since Feb. 11, 1997, when the Rams also tallied 59 points in the second half vs. Fordham.  
  • The Rams dished out 21 assists - the most in a game since recording 24 dimes vs. Saint Joseph's on Jan. 13, 2010.

TODAY'S RHODE ISLAND FACTS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

  • Hassan Martin ranks second among all active NCAA Division I players in blocks (256) and 10th in field goal percentage (57.6%).
  • E.C. Matthews is averaging 21.5 points in 22.5 minutes per game.  He has scored 43 points of 22 field goal attempts.
  • Stanford Robinson connected on 2-of-3 from the perimeter against Marist.  He made three 3FG in his 64 games at Indiana.
  • Rhode Island has led for 72:33 of a possible 80:00 minutes so far this season.

TODAY IN RHODE ISLAND BASKETBALL - NOVEMBER 16

  • Rhode Island is 3-1 all-time in games played on November 16.  
  • In 2010, URI downed Brown, 92-67, at the Ryan Center.  The last Nov. 16 game came in 2014, in a 72-56 win over UMass Lowell.
  • Rhody also beat USF, 74-67, in 2007 in the opening round game of the Glenn Wilkes Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • The lone Nov. 16 loss came in 2008, when Rhody dropped an 82-79 heartbreaker at Duke.
  • Nov. 16 marks the celebration of National Fast Food Day and National Button Day.
  • On this date in 1840, New Zealand officially becomes a British colony and in 1907, Oklahoma officially becomes the 46th state.
  • Also on this date in 1957, the Boston Celtics' Bill Russell grabs an NBA single-game record 46 rebounds vs. Philadelphia.
  • Notable Nov. 16 birthdays: singer Diana Krall, composer W.C. Handy, actor Burgess Meredith, Emperor Tiberius.

MARTIN IS A-10's CAREER ACTIVE LEADER IN DOUBLE-DOUBLES

  • Hassan Martin has opened the 2016-17 season with consecutive double-doubles, bringing his career total to 16.
  • Last time out against Marist, Martin recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds.
  • In the season opener vs. Dartmouth, the senior forward had 12 points and 10 rebounds.  
  • He has 15 double-doubles in points and rebounds and one in points and blocks (14 points/10 blocks vs. La Salle on Jan. 22, 2015.

SWIPER...KEEP SWIPING!

  • Stanford Robinson tallied a career-high four steals in 19 minutes of play in the season opener against Dartmouth.
  • Robinson appeared in his first game for Rhode Island since transferring from Indiana and added seven points and four assists.
  • The 6-4 junior said during the preseason that his goal would be to become one the best defensive players in the Atlantic 10.
  • Rhode Island notched 12 steals vs. the Big Green - the most in a single game since Jan. 31, 2015 when URI had 12 steals vs. GW.

MATTHEWS ON THE WATCHLIST FOR NAISMITH, LUTE OLSEN, JERRY WEST AWARDS

  • Junior guard E.C. Matthews has been recognized on the watchlists of three major national awards.
  • On Nov. 9, Matthews was listed among 50 players on the watchlist for the Naismith Men's College Player of the Year award.
  • He is also on the watchlist for the Lute Olson Award - presented to the nation's top player who has played at least two seasons.
  • For the third straight season, Matthews was named to the 2017 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award watch list.

NOW TRENDING:  JARED TERRELL

  • Since the 2014-15 season - Jared Terrell's first in a Rhody uniform - the Rams are 13-5 when the 6-3 guard scores 15 or more points.
  • The Rams are 31-11 when the Weymouth, Mass. native reaches double figures in the scoring column.
  • Last season, Terrell led URI in scoring at 13.5 points per game - becoming the second straight sophomore to lead the squad in scoring.

DAN HURLEY: IN ELITE COMPANY AMONG COACHES

  • Dan Hurley is one of two active head coaches to coach a nationally ranked high school and NCAA Division I team.
  • Hurley was the highly successful head coach of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J from 2001-10, where he led the Grey Bees to a 223-21 overall record and four top five finishes on the USA Today Super 25 high school poll.
  • Frank Martin of South Carolina is the other head coach to reach this unique milestone.  His 1997-98 Miami South H.S. team ranked No. 4 on the USA Today Super 25, while also earning national rankings with Kansas State and South Carolina.

GARRETT DISHING AND SWISHING

  • Jarvis Garrett emerged as one of the top point guards in the A-10 in 2015-16, averaging 12.5 points and 4.7 assists per game.
  • He is the fifth-leading returning assists man in the Atlantic 10, posting a 1.95:1 assist/turnover ratio as a sophomore.
  • Since taking over as the starting point guard on Jan. 17, 2015, Jarvis Garrett has posted a 2.07:1 assist/turnover ratio (221:107).
  • In the 29 victories over that span (51 games), Garrett's ATR in wins is 2.61:1 (141:54).
  • Garrett recorded 146 assists in 2015-16 – the seventh-highest single-season total in URI history.
  • The Milwaukee native connected on 42% of his 3-point attempts (44-105) – including a league-best 52.4% in A-10 play (33-63).
  • He missed the Feb. 2 OT loss at UMass and played the final 10 games of the season with a protective facemask due to a broken jaw suffered after a flagrant foul against Saint Joseph's on Jan. 30.

DEFENSE MECHANISM

  • Rhody is one of 13 teams to lead its respective conference in scoring defense in each of the last two seasons: Cincinnati, Virginia, Villanova, Coastal Carolina, Wisconsin, ODU, Valpo, Saint Peter's, San Diego St., Jackson St., North Dakota St., and New Mexico St.
  • Additionally, URI is one of 15 teams to rank among the top 30 nationally in scoring defense in each of the last two years: Cincinnati, Louisville, New Mexico St., Old Dominion, San Diego St., Stony Brook, Texas St., UConn, Northern Iowa, Valparaiso, Virginia, Wichita St., Wisconsin.
  • The Rams held their opponents to an A-10 best 64.8 points per game in 2015-16 and 60.2 points per outing in 2014-15.