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Warwick, RI, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Hendricken to meet La Salle for boys basketball championship

Hendricken beats East Providence; La Salle tops Middletown. The teams will play today at the Ryan Center for the championship → Read More

North Kingstown to meet Bay View for girls basketball state championship

The Skippers and Bengals will face each other Sunday afternoon at URI's Ryan Center → Read More

Two players with Rhode Island ties earn Big East basketball first team honors

Both are leading candidates for Big East Player of the Year award → Read More

Providence basketball goes missing against Seton Hall; what went wrong?

“Our defense is soft, not connected, non-verbal. We’re not in gaps. We’re not contesting shots,” coach Ed Cooley said about his team after its loss to Seton Hall. → Read More

Can Bryant extend its America East tourney run?

Bryant dropped four of its final five games and tumbled all the way to the No. 6 seed. → Read More

Here's what to know as the Rhode Island women's basketball team begins A-10 tournament

That mission starts Friday evening at the league tournament quarterfinals. URI will face either George Washington or Duquesne in a 5 p.m. tip. → Read More

How good was Tammi Reiss' season at Rhode Island basketball? She's the A-10 Coach of the Year (again)

Reiss is named A-10 coach of the year for the second time after the Rams went 23-5 overall (14-2 in A-10) to win a share of first place. → Read More

Providence basketball has not lost at home this season; can it continue that streak?

Providence is 31-1 in the last two years and 13-0 this season at the AMP. → Read More

High school hoops star, South Kingstown's Cameron Rust reveals her college choice

Cameron Rust is a 6-foot-2 small forward and consensus top-100 talent in the Class of 2024 → Read More

Hoops may come second for Alex Mega, but the East Greenwich senior is first on the all-time scoring list

The EG senior passed Tori Ahrens Prefontaine on the all-time scoring list in the third quarter Monday night against Wheeler. → Read More

Brayon Freeman kicked off the Rhode Island basketball team

Freeman scored 14.3 points per game and posted five games of 20 points or better. No reason was given for his ouster. → Read More

Brown basketball gives Coach Martin a milestone victory; how the Bears accomplished it

Mike Martin is the new all-time men’s basketball wins leader at Brown. → Read More

Why is sweeping the season series vs. UNH so important for Bryant basketball? Here's why

Bryant breaks open a close game with a 22-2 run at the start of the third quarter → Read More

Where Providence basketball ranks in this week's AP basketball poll

The Friars slotted in at No. 23 in the Associated Press rankings, which were released Monday. → Read More

Here's how Providence basketball's loss at Creighton hurt its Top 25 ranking

The Friars had their nine-game winning streak snapped in a 73-67 loss at Creighton on Saturday. → Read More

URI women's basketball remains unbeaten in A-10. Loyola Chicago is the latest victim

The Rams led throughout and played smothering defense in a Sunday triumph. → Read More

What a difference a day makes for Brown basketball. Here's how the Bears bounced back against Dartmouth

The Bears had dropped an OT thriller to Harvard on Friday before regrouping to topple the Big Green a day later. → Read More

Here's how Ed Cooley's Providence Friars are surprising the college basketball world — again

Friars Bryce Hopkins has blossomed into a star; Devin Carter is a two-way threat and Ed Croswell is bedrock inside → Read More

Brown loses to Harvard in overtime; what went wrong in the hard-fought battle

Harvard escapes with a 70-68 triumph over Brown, erasing a late eight-point deficit → Read More

Only 2 games into Ivy League play, Brown basketball's season already at a crossroads. Here's why.

Five of the Bears' first six conference games are at home. Harvard visits Providence on Friday night and Dartmouth follows on Saturday. → Read More