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Vermont (4-1) at Rhode Island (1-6)
Saturday December 1st, 2012 2:00pm
Ryan Center on the URI campus in Kingston, RI


Rhode Island Info:
URI Campus - Ryan Center (cap 7,657)
Village of Kingston (located in Town of South Kingstown)
RI Route 138 - exit 3 off US Route 95
Located approximately 1 mile from Amtrak-Kingston RR Station

Directions from the North
Travel Route 95 South
Take Route 4 South (left exit off 95)
Continue Route 1 South (Rte 4 merges onto 1)
Turn Right at light onto Route 138 West
Campus is few miles down on right

Directions from the South
Travel Route 95 North
Take Exit 3 Route 138 East
Campus is many miles down on left


URI Basketball Official Site
http://www.gorhody.com/sports/m-bask...skbl-body.html

Ryan Center Official Site
http://www.theryancenter.com/


Local Pre & Post-game food/drink options (must drive a few miles - only close campus options are fast food student oriented w/o alchohol)

Mews Tavern - Wakefield (69 beers on draft)
456 Main St/Wakefield, RI 02879
Tel: 401-783-9370
http://www.mewstavern.com/

Casey's Bar & Grill - Wakefield (unofficial URI Hoops pre & post game spot)
191 Old Tower Hill Rd/Wakefield, RI 02879
Tel: 401-789-9714
http://www.caseysgrill.com/

Rhody Joe's Saloon - Wakefield (younger college age crowd)
515 Kingstown Road/Wakefield RI 02879
Tel: 401-783.0008
http://www.rhodyjoes.com/

Trio - Narragansett Pier (seafood/pasta - near the water - pricier)
15 Kingstown Road/Narragansett, RI 02882
Tel: 401-792-4333
http://www.trio-ri.com/


Local Accommodations (must drive a few miles - none close to campus)

Holiday Inn - South Kingstown (US Rte 1)
3009 Tower Hill Road/South Kingstown, RI 02784
Tel: 401-789-1051
http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/...ri/hoteldetail

Hampton Inn (US Rte 1 - South County Commons)
20 Hotel Drive/South Kingstown, RI 02879
Tel: 401-788-3500
http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/h...tyhocn=NPTSKHX

Village Inn (across from Narragansett Town Beach)
1 Beach Street/Narragansett RI 02882
Tel: 401-783-6767
http://www.v-inn.com/
 

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This team is much better then the 1-6 record shows.

Gritty, hard nosed, Hurley players. The biggest problem is lack of depth and limited offensive weapons.
 

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Very helpful- thank you for taking the time to post this info.
 

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This team is much better then the 1-6 record shows.

Gritty, hard nosed, Hurley players. The biggest problem is lack of depth and limited offensive weapons.
Agreed, you have played a challenging schedule thus far and have played some close games.
 

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This URI team is not very talented and is undermanned as it doesn't dress many. It is amazing that Hurley is keeping these guys in nearly every game. They played Ohio State tough and probably should have beaten Seton Hall and Loyola-MD (they gave up leads in the last minute of both games). URI really has trouble scoring from the field and is atrocious from the ft line. It has very little inside game. Rhody is staying in games by playing hard all game long and defending every possession.

The schedule has been very tough for the group it has. UVM will be the fourth opponent that was in the NCAA tournament last year. Rhody has also played four BCS teams away from home thus far. The schedule has been Norfolk State, @ Va Tech, vs Ohio State, vs Seton Hall, Loyola-MD, @ Auburn, and George Mason. URI's remaining OOC schedule after UVM has the following games @ Providence, Southern Methodist, Georgia State, @ St. Mary's, and Brown. The Rams then begin conference play in a stronger A-10 that now includes Butler and VCU.

Hurley has several good transfers sitting out this year and has already signed two top 150 recruits for next season. While 2012-13 looks like a tough year, things look to greatly improve next fall.
 

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They may be ugly this season.........but you won't want to play URI and expect a win starting next year.
I agree...times were tough for a little while there in Kingston but it certainly seems MUCH brighter days on the horizon. This could be an interesting game...
 

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The Hurley's are basketball royalty. At this point, the Hurley family dog could probably get some looks at D1 vacancies.

Low-mid level, of course :)
 

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I was kind of surprised how few times Rhode Island has faced Vermont. The two programs first game was not played until 1949 and the schools have faced each other only 47 times. The number of games in the series (47) is less than half the number for URI of the all time series games with the other four New England state universities. As a point of reference, Rhody has faced all the other New England state universities in at least 100 contests (Maine 100, UNH 113, UMass 140, UConn 144). Brown, UConn, UMass, Providence, UNH, and Maine are the top six most played opponents in URI basketball history.


Rhode Island vs Vermont
All-time Series: Rhode Island leads 40-7
@ URI (H): 20-4, @ Vermont (A): 20-3, N: 0-0
12-17-49 90-50 W H
2-10-51 38-70 L H
12-8-51 105-73 W H
2-13-53 81-65 W A
2-13-54 95-84 W H
12-11-54 77-80 L A
2-16-56 88-78 W H
2-22-57 83-80 (OT) W A
1-3-57 66-73 L H
1-4-57 78-59 W H
1-2-59 84-77 W A
1-3-59 76-77 L A
1-8-60 89-66 W H
1-9-60 83-77 W H
1-6-61 90-69 W A
1-7-61 75-48 W A
1-5-62 82-67 W H
1-6-62 70-60 W H
1-4-63 83-68 W A
1-5-63 90-81 W A
2-8-64 106-85 W A
2-26-64 110-92 W H
1-23-65 93-60 W H
2-13-65 90-69 W A
1-7-66 97-63 W H
2-12-66 97-77 W A
1-18-67 92-56 W H
2-6-67 77-64 W A
1-16-68 92-65 W H
2-24-68 89-76 W A
1-13-69 81-70 W H
2-22-69 69-58 W A
1-12-70 78-66 W H
2-21-70 94-71 W A
2-5-71 93-84 W A
3-10-71 95-60 W A
1-27-72 75-55 W A
2-17-72 77-71 W H
12-14-72 78-63 W A
1-8-73 91-62 W H
12-11-73 72-61 W A
1-24-74 55-48 W H
1-31-75 68-77 L H
2-24-75 61-68 L A
1-31-76 76-68 W A
2-26-76 76-77 L H
12-30-03 94-56 W H
 

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RF1 - Looks like almost all the URI-UVM were Yankee Conference games, right?

Very suprised you have only played Vermont once since the end of the 1976 season.
 

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RF1 - Looks like almost all the URI-UVM were Yankee Conference games, right?

Very suprised you have only played Vermont once since the end of the 1976 season.
Looks that way. URI however was playing all the other New England state universities outside Vermont well before the Yankee Conference. Obviously since the Yankee Conference ended, the number of games URI has played against the New England state universities has greatly been reduced with the exception of UMass given they have been conference partners for most of that time. The Minutemen will soon pass UConn and are within 13 games of Brown for the most played opponent for URI. I believe that Rhody is still far and away the most played opponent for both UConn and UMass.
 

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Just wondering, but how many times have URI played Maine, UNH, UVM, and UConn since the YC stopped sponsoring basketball after the 1975-76 season?
 

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Just wondering, but how many times have URI played Maine, UNH, UVM, and UConn since the YC stopped sponsoring basketball after the 1975-76 season?
There wasn't a category in the records which specifically listed this. I had to look over season records. By my count URI has played the other New England state universities since the end of the Yankee Conference as thus:

UMass 74
UConn 17 (but only 3 times since 1985)
UNH 16
Maine 8
UVM 1

The UMass number is obviously a result of the fact that URI and UMass have been in the same conference for nearly the entire period the YC ended and typically have always played twice per season.

The low number of games for UVM and Maine is probably impacted by the distance between the schools. My guess would be that URI has played closer schools such as BU and Northeastern much more frequently than them since the end of the Yankee Conference.
 

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Coach Becker on Chris Villani radio show said something about his OOC scheduling philosophy and they try to schedule as many New England/northeast games as they can. Reasons it gives its fans ability to get to the games easily, players get to play in front of their families, and players do not miss as much class having to travel far to games.

I'm all for it- really like how close in proximity the OOC games have been on this years schedule. He said there are enough quality programs in the area, and I agree. Challenge is not everyone wants to play them- but looks like they are making it work.

Love the emphasis on New England/northeastern OOC opponents- add in an exempt tourney (for more games) every once in a while and I'm happy. It's great seeing UConn, URI, Harvard, Northeastern...etc
 

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I agree UVM Hoop Cat. Playing schools you are close too is great for the variety of reasons mentioned. I would like to see UVM play Dartmouth, URI, UCONN, UMASS, Siena, Northeastern, and Harvard every year. I'll add BU to that list as well since they are leaving. I guess part of the problem is getting the school to play at UVM. URI, UMASS, and UCONN prolly dont and wont play at UVM. It would be great if we could get some 2-1 with these schools. The other schools we can play home and home. I dont see a reason not to play these schools. Great for fans, great for players, great for exposure in New England. I really like the Idea of setting up rivalries with these schools by playing them every year. Not necessarily big time rivalries but getting something there with the fellow New England schools.
 
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