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Taking a quick look at the schedules and I noticed that Providence has a home game against Florida St. that afternoon, so I would imagine there will be a fair bit of scouting going on by both Nebraska and FSU coaches that day.  It's only about 30 miles between Dunkin' Donuts Center and The URI campus.

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Starting to look at Rhode Island's talent and getting a bit nervous for this game on Saturday.  It is going to be a tough matchup.  They start three Rivals 150 guys in their starting five.  All are young, either Soph or Fresh.  Out of the two sophomores, one was co-A10 newcomer of the year and the other was on the all-newcomer team for the A10.  The freshman maybe their most talented yet and chose Rhode Island over some major schools - Okie St, Oklahoma, KU, etc.  

 

Also got a transfer from Rutgers who was very productive in the Big East his frosh and soph years, average 9 and 5 per game.  

 

Hope the guys are ready to play.  This team is talented.  

 

Starters

G Jared Terrell - Freshman - 4 Star and #66 ranked player on Rivals in 2014

 

G Biggie Minnis - Junior - NR out of HS, attended Texas Tech and saw time as a freshman before transferring to RI.  Started 21 games for them last year as a RS Soph.  

 

G EC Matthews - Sophomore - 4 star and #101 ranked player on Rivals in 2013.  Was co-newcomer of the year in A10 last year averaging 15.3 ppg

 

F Gilvydas Biruta - Junior - 3 star out of HS, attended Rutgers for first two years and was on the all-rookie team his freshman year after averaging 9.6 ppg and 5.6 rpg as a freshman.  Put up pretty much identical numbers at Rutgers his Soph season.  Transferred to RI and sat out last year.  St. Benedict's kid.  

 

F Martin Hassan - Sophomore - 3 star and #124 ranked player on Rivals in 2013.  Averaged 6.3 ppg and 2.5 blocks per game in 2014 as a frosh, making the all-rookie team of the A10.  

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Starting to look at Rhode Island's talent and getting a bit nervous for this game on Saturday.  It is going to be a tough matchup.  They start three Rivals 150 guys in their starting five.  All are young, either Soph or Fresh.  Out of the two sophomores, one was co-A10 newcomer of the year and the other was on the all-newcomer team for the A10.  The freshman maybe their most talented yet and chose Rhode Island over some major schools - Okie St, Oklahoma, KU, etc.  

 

Also got a transfer from Rutgers who was very productive in the Big East his frosh and soph years, average 9 and 5 per game.  

 

Hope the guys are ready to play.  This team is talented.  

 

Starters

G Jared Terrell - Freshman - 4 Star and #66 ranked player on Rivals in 2014

 

G Biggie Minnis - Junior - NR out of HS, attended Texas Tech and saw time as a freshman before transferring to RI.  Started 21 games for them last year as a RS Soph.  

 

G EC Matthews - Sophomore - 4 star and #101 ranked player on Rivals in 2013.  Was co-newcomer of the year in A10 last year averaging 15.3 ppg

 

F Gilvydas Biruta - Junior - 3 star out of HS, attended Rutgers for first two years and was on the all-rookie team his freshman year after averaging 9.6 ppg and 5.6 rpg as a freshman.  Put up pretty much identical numbers at Rutgers his Soph season.  Transferred to RI and sat out last year.  St. Benedict's kid.  

 

F Martin Hassan - Sophomore - 3 star and #124 ranked player on Rivals in 2013.  Averaged 6.3 ppg and 2.5 blocks per game in 2014 as a frosh, making the all-rookie team of the A10.  

 

 

It's not going to be an easy game...and it will be a good win if we walk out with a W.  We won't be favored by much...we will need to play better than what we have seen the first three games IMO.  They aren't a great FT shooting team so if the whistles are blowing that should go in our favor. 

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http://www.coxhub.com/articles/uri-rams-basketball-observations-from-the-weekend

 

I think RI wants to run a bit more this year than the first couple of the Dan Hurley era.  They're playing 10 guys right now.

They're a dribble penetration offense like us...which we're pretty good at defending.  

They crash the boards on offense and turn the ball over quite a bit....a pretty good recipe for us to score a lot of transitions points.

They don't have a ton of height but they've got a few guys in the 235+ range who excel at pulling down boards...could be trouble.

 

I know they're pushing to sell out their 7500+ seat arena but the crowd shouldn't be a huge factor in this game. Even though we're rated Nebrasketball probably doesn't move the meter that much in the East.  I know part of the trip is about recruiting....hopefully we remember to win out there as well.

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They're not selling "Nebrasketball" as much as they're selling "ranked team". They haven't beaten a ranked team at home (might be overall, but at least in the non-con) since the late 90's. I think the crowd could be a factor. 

 

They'll have a good sized crowd. Just a hunch that it won't be an overly rowdy group

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They're not selling "Nebrasketball" as much as they're selling "ranked team". They haven't beaten a ranked team at home (might be overall, but at least in the non-con) since the late 90's. I think the crowd could be a factor. 

 

They'll have a good sized crowd. Just a hunch that it won't be an overly rowdy group

 

Reading the thread on the RI board, you're probably right, especially if NU can avoid a slow start. Could take them out of it early.

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They're not selling "Nebrasketball" as much as they're selling "ranked team". They haven't beaten a ranked team at home (might be overall, but at least in the non-con) since the late 90's. I think the crowd could be a factor. 

 

They'll have a good sized crowd. Just a hunch that it won't be an overly rowdy group

 

Reading the thread on the RI board, you're probably right, especially if NU can avoid a slow start. Could take them out of it early.

 

 

My thoughts would be us hosting Miami last year level tops.  Nice crowd...not killer.

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