The Rhode Island basketball team has been to the NCAA Tournament eight times in school history. They have advanced to the Round of 32 three times, the Sweet Sixteen twice (1988 and 1998) and the Elite Eight once (1998). The Rams have also played in the NIT 15 times. They have a combined record of 14-16 in the tournament. Rhode Island has been to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals three times; the most recent in 2010 where they lost to North Carolina by one point in overtime. In 2011, the Rams played in the CBI as well.
The Rams play their home games at the Thomas M. Ryan Center, which opened in 2002, and seats nearly 8000 fans. Every seat is a great view of the court and you will enjoy all your favorite concession items such as tacos, specialty hot dogs and burgers, Italian sausages, chicken sandwiches, pizza, Coke products and more while watching the Rams take on some of college basketball’s best.
The fans and students keep the Ryan Center rocking as they cheer on the Rams. Rhode Island is a big college basketball state with the Rams and Providence Friars leading the way.
Rhode Island plays in the Atlantic 10 Conference, which includes schools such as Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, LaSalle, UMass, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, St. Joseph’s, St. Louis and VCU. These teams are often making deep NCAA Tournament runs, often ending up in the Final Four. You can see them before the rest of the country by coming out to the Thomas M. Ryan Center for Rams basketball. Order your tickets today!
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