Pawtucket Times: This might be one of the more important games the Rams have played against the Friars in quite some time

dave@friarblog —  December 4th, 2008 8:44 PM
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The Pawtucket Times weighs in on URI’s win against Northeastern on Wednesday night, and has some thoughts about the upcoming game against the Friars.

URI cagers nail Northeastern

Some notable parts:

Rhode Island looked like a contender one minute, a pretender the next, but carried by some pretty good play from Keith Cothran and Kahiem Seawright, along with a big spark from Lamonte Ulmer in the second half, URI had enough to beat Northeastern, 85-72, improving its record to 6-2 heading to Saturday’s game against rival Providence College at the Dunkin Donuts Center (2 p.m.).

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URI player Keith Cothran:

“We’re not looking at PC right now; we’re looking at practice (Thursday),” Cothran said after Wednesday’s game. “… We have to get better.”

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If the Rams play the way they did for the majority of Wednesday’s game, they will be in good shape against the Friars. If URI plays like it did to end the first half, it’s not going to have a chance. Inconsistent play is expected with inexperience, but straightening out the inconsistent play is something the Rams need to do quickly.

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Saturday is Providence College, a big game for the Rams because of the rivalry, but also because it will give them a chance for another win against a power conference team. URI’s out-of-conference schedule is as difficult as it’s been in a while and this might be one of the more important games the Rams have played against the Friars in quite some time.

URI coach Jim Baron:

“I think this PC team has the most talent of any Providence team I’ve faced since I’ve been here. I mean that. I know they’re putting it together but … they are very talented.  We know it’s going to be a battle, especially playing on the road.”

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