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The Rams of the A10 - The Bad

Posted by Josh on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Under: Game Recaps, Notes, Previews, etc.

The Rams of the A10 - The Bad

The Muskies next play the Bad version of the Rams, Rhode Island. As you recall, X had a tough enough time playing the Ugly Rams, Fordham, last week. So, this could be bad news. While we pulled out the win vs Fordham at home, this one is on the road and the Muskies road woes continue (reminder - I hate you Dayton).

So what's the deal with Rhode Island? Well, since their fall from basketball respectability more than a decade ago, not much good has happened, unless NITs are what you're striving for. The Rams went to 3 straight NCAA tourneys to close out the 90s (including an Elite 8 in 1998) but have not made a single tourney since. They finally canned long-time coach Jim Baron last year after managing ZERO tourney bids in 11 years. New coach Danny Hurley hopes to turn the program around. In his first year, although they fight and scrap and keep games close, they have just a 8-16 record. While their 3-8 conference record looks rough, consider that only one of their 8 losses was by more than 8 points. They've won at SLU and lost close games to VCU and Butler. 

As we know from our battles with other A10 cellar-dwellers this year, no game is a gimme in this conference. The Muskies are in desperate need of a road win tomorrow night. If our road record is any indication, have a drink (or several) ready for this one to help ease the nerves!

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