Nov 16, 2017
- Sunday will mark the 42nd meeting all time between Rhode Island and Holy Cross.
- The Crusaders lead the series, 26-15.
- Rhode Island has won each of the last three meetings, including a 65-54 victory last season.
- In the game last season, Jared Terrell had a game-high 18 points and the Rams got 23 points from their bench. Nicola Akele led the reserves with eight points while shooting 4-for-4 from the field, grabbing six rebounds and coming up with two steals.
- The last time Holy Cross beat the Rams was in 2005, a 51-50 victory on Jan. 2 in the Ryan Center.
- This game matches up one of the top defensive teams in the Atlantic 10 with one of the top defensive teams in the Patriot League.
- Last year, Holy Cross had the top defensive team in the Patriot League, leading the conference in scoring defense (62.1 points per game), steals (9.4 steals per game), turnover margin (+4.9 turnovers per game) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.23-to-1).
- Rhode Island won the defensive "triple crown" in the 2016-17 regular season, leading the Atlantic 10 in scoring defense, field goal percentage defense and 3-point field goal percentage defense.
- The Rams have led the A-10 in scoring defense in each of the last three seasons.
COX TO STREAM GAME VIA YURVIEW
- Cox Communications with provide coverage of Sunday's game via its YurView channel.
- The online stream of the game will be available at YurView.com.
- Mike Mancuso will have the play-by-play call. He will be joined by analyst Chris DiSano.
- Cox YurView can be found on Ch. 1004 and 4 on Cox Cable.
RAMS LEAD ATLANTIC 10 IN FORCED TURNOVERS
- Through two games, Rhode Island is forcing an average of 20.5 turnovers per game, which is the highest average in the Atlantic 10.
- The Rams rank 23rd nationally in forced turnovers per contest.
- With a plus-six turnover margin, Rhode Island ranks 39th in the nation.
- In the season opener against UNC Asheville, Rhody forced 27 turnovers with its high-pressure defense.
BERRY NICE TOUCH
- Senior Andre Berry has shown a nice shooting touch around the basket through the first two games.
- He is shooting .643 (9-of-14) from the floor while averaging 10.5 points per game.
- Berry made his first career start in the season opener against UNC Asheville and responded by matching his career high with 15 points.