Rhode Island Basketball will face their toughest Atlantic 10 test to date when they take on the Spiders in Richmond on Wednesday.
Rhode Island Basketball has won two straight Atlantic 10 games, and their 2-1 conference record is good for a tie for second place in the standings. Sounds pretty good on paper, right? The truth is, Rhody hasn’t played consistently well in any of their three A-10 contests.
Their first conference game was a 67-58 home loss to Davidson in a game that was never really that close. The Rams followed that up with a 63-57 victory over St. Bonaventure which, again, looks impressive. But the game was a slop-fest on both sides and URI was fortunate that the Bonnies made more mistakes than they did. And most recently, Rhode Island escaped winless Saint Joseph’s by the skin of their teeth in an 85-77 overtime win.
Next up for Rhode Island will be their strongest test in the Atlantic 10 to date: Richmond. The Spiders bring a 7-3 (1-1) record into Wednesday’s showdown, including wins over Kentucky, Loyola-Chicago, Vanderbilt, and Davidson.
The preseason A-10 favorites figure to be plenty motivated, too. They’re coming off a three-point home loss to St. Bonaventure thanks to a last-second Kyle Lofton three. So what does Rhody need to do to pick up their first true road win of the season? Let’s dive in.