Men’s Basketball:

The final four games for the men’s team will be played as part of ESPN’s Cancun Challenge. It will feature two games at home as well as two games in Cancun, Mexico.


Cleveland State:

When: Sat. Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

Where: The Ryan Center

The Vikings are 0-1 on the season after dropping their home opener to the University of Akron.  Last season Cleveland State finished 19-15 overall and a 6-12 record on the road.



When: Tue. Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.

Where: Cancun, Mexico

This Big 12 team went 18-15 last season, and is currently 1-0 after beating Southeastern Louisiana, 90-77. This is the first game of the Cancun Challenge that will be played in Mexico.


University of Maryland or Illinois State:

When: Wed. Nov. 25 (time TBA)

Where: Cancun, Mexico

Depending on what happens in the tournament Rhode Island will either face Maryland or Illinois State. Maryland made it past the first round of the March Madness tournament last year and will be a good test for the Rams who are predicted by many to make the tournament this year. Illinois State on the other hand is currently 1-1 on the season and has two home games and a game against Maryland to be played before they could potentially face the Rams



When: Sun. Nov. 29 at 2 p.m.

Where: Ryan Center

This is the final game of the Cancun Challenge for the Rams. Last season Rider was 21-12 overall and currently sits at 0-1 with four games to be played before facing Rhode Island.


Women’s Basketball:



When: Sat. Nov. 21 at 12 p.m.

Where: Ryan Center

Last season Harvard was a .500 team with a record of 14-14 but was 5-6 on the road, which means the Rams might have an advantage with the game played at the Ryan Center.


TBA: (part of URI Tipoff Classic)

When: Sun. Nov. 22 at 12 p.m.

Where: Ryan Center


UMass Lowell:

When: Sun. Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.

Where: Ryan Center

Last year UMass Lowell went 14-15 on the season, which included a 66-75 loss to Rhode Island. Look for the Rams to try and repeat their play from last year and take away a win.