Rhode Island: 0-1
Location: Ryan Center – Kingston, R.I.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 13
Tip-off Time: 2 p.m.
Game Notes - PDF
RHODE ISLAND VS. MARIST - ALL-TIME SERIES
- Sunday's home opener will be the third meeting between Rhode Island and Marist in a series that dates back to 1980.
- Rhode Island leads the series, 3-0.
- The teams have not played each other in 32 seasons, dating back to a 74-65 win for the Rams on Dec. 9, 1982.
- This is just the second time Marist has ever visited Kingston. The only other visit by the Red Foxes was on Dec. 10, 1981, a 71-65 win for Rhody.
WILSON BECOMES 21ST IN PROGRAM HISTORY TO REACH 1,000 CAREER POINTS
- With her her basket of the season at Syracuse, junior guard Charise Wilson became the 21st woman in Rhode Island history to reach 1,000 career points.
- Wilson finished the game with five points and now has 1,004 for her career, which moved her into 20th place on the program's list.
- She passed Yatar Kuyateh (1,001 points from 1998-2002) on the all-time list Friday.
- Next on the list are No. 19 Judy Ryan (1,007 from 1981-85), No. 18 Kim Dick (1978-80), Tayra Melendez (1,023 from 2012-16), and Denise King (1,023 from 2000-04) at No. 16 and No. 15 Chris Dinoto (1,044 from 1977-81).
MOTRECHUK SHINES IN FIRST CAREER START
- Sophomore Dina Motrechuk made the first start of her career at Syracuse and produced the first double-double of her career.
- Motrechuk finished the game with 16 points and 13 rebounds, both career bests.
- She was 6-for-11 from the floor and also made all four of her free throw attempts.
- In 19 games as a freshman, Motrechuk had eight points and 14 rebounds combined.
- Motrechuk also played a career-high 26 minutes.
- Against Syracuse she had two blocked shots and two steals.
- During her freshman season, Motrechuk did not attempt a free throw.
- Of the 13 rebounds Motrechuk grabbed against Syracuse, six were on the offensive glass.
ODDS AND ENDS
- Rhode Island had five blocked shots at Syracuse.
- Last season, the Rams had 130 blocked shots, the fourth most in a season in program history.
- The Rams have blocked 100 or more shots in three straight seasons.
- Junior guards Charise Wilson and Morgan Johnson and junior forward Tyler Raysor are the team captains this year.