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  • UMass leads 88-64 (.579)
  • Last meeting: 1/30/2018, URI 85 - UMass 83
  • First meeting: 1/11/1908, Massachusetts 32 - Rhode Island 14


  • UMass has played URI more than any other opponent, being longtime conference rivals.
  • The schools have played at least twice a year going back to the 1980-81 season, and three times a season on seven occasions (1982-83, 1983-84, 1986-87, 1991-92, 1992-93, 2013-14, 2015-16).
  • Jack Leaman had a record of 17-7 (.708) against Rhode Island.
  • As a Massachusetts player, Al Skinner was 5-1 (.833) against Rhode Island. As a URI coach, Skinner was 2-18 (.100) against his alma mater. 18 of those 20 games were against UMass coach John Calipari.

UMass lost at Rhode Island 121-78 on February 5, 1943. That game set records in:

  • Highest points allowed. Record still stands (as of end of 2014-15 season).
  • First time 100 or more points allowed.

Game History

DateGame ResultsSiteUM CoachGame NotesConferenceHead CoachNickname
1/11/1908W 32-14Home (DH)none ?Phil Wessels?
1/9/1909L 27-21Home (DH)none ?Phil Wessels?
1/27/1917W 31-11Home (DH)Harold M. Gore ?Jim Baldwin?
2/22/1918L 15-10Home (DH)Sumner Dole ?Jim Baldwin?
1/10/1920W 26-15Home (DH)Emory Grayson ?Fred Murray?
2/17/1923W 24-16Home (DH)Harold M. Gore ?Frank Keaney?
2/15/1924L 19-18AwayHarold M. Gore ?Frank KeaneyRams1)
2/10/1934W 48-46 (OT)Home (CHC)Melvin Taube ?Frank KeaneyRams
2/6/1935L 47-43AwayMelvin Taube ?Frank KeaneyRams
2/6/1936L 52-46Home (CHC)Melvin Taube ?Frank KeaneyRams
2/10/1937L 60-37AwayWilho Frigard ?Frank KeaneyRams
2/9/1938W 54-48Home (CHC)Wilho Frigard ?Frank KeaneyRams
2/8/1939L 54-37AwayWilho Frigard New England ConferenceFrank KeaneyRams
2/7/1940L 85-42Home (CHC)Wilho Frigard New England ConferenceFrank KeaneyRams
2/5/1941L 84-39AwayFritz Ellert New England ConferenceFrank KeaneyRams
2/4/1942L 83-68Home (CHC)W.G. Hargesheimer New England ConferenceFrank KeaneyRams
2/5/1943L 121-78AwayW.G. Hargesheimer New England ConferenceFrank KeaneyRams
2/6/1950L 76-66AwayLorin Ball Yankee ConferenceBob “Red” HaireRams
2/13/1951L 75-58Home (CHC)Lorin Ball Yankee ConferenceBob “Red” HaireRams
2/14/1952L 96-72AwayLorin Ball Yankee ConferenceBob “Red” HaireRams
2/12/1953L 88-69Home (CHC)Robert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceJack GuyRams
2/11/1954W 68-67AwayRobert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceJack GuyRams
2/10/1955L 102-88Home (CHC)Robert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceJack GuyRams
2/9/1956L 93-78AwayRobert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceJack GuyRams
1/10/1957L 71-63AwayRobert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceJack GuyRams
2/7/1957W 87-61Home (CHC)Robert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceJack GuyRams
1/9/1958W 74-58Home (CHC)Robert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/6/1958W 65-60AwayRobert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/11/1959L 83-82AwayRobert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/28/1959W 89-74Home (CHC)Robert T. Curran Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/4/1960W 69-66Home (CHC)Matthew Zunic Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/23/1960L 76-75AwayMatthew Zunic Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/7/1961L 71-65Home (CHC)Matthew Zunic Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/28/1961L 83-73AwayMatthew Zunic Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/3/1962W 77-69Home (CHC)Matthew Zunic Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/6/1962W 73-62AwayMatthew Zunic Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
1/8/1963L 86-80AwayMatthew Zunic Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/9/1963W 68-65Home (CHC)Matthew Zunic Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/7/1964W 88-75Home (CHC)John M. Orr Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/18/1964L 81-74AwayJohn M. Orr Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
12/9/1964W 79-67AwayJohn M. Orr Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/12/1965W 103-90Home (CHC)John M. Orr Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
12/9/1965L 94-67AwayJohn M. Orr Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/11/1966L 88-64Home (CHC)John M. Orr Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
12/6/1966W 79-71Home (CHC)Jack Leaman Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/9/1967L 96-72AwayJack Leaman Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
12/5/1967L 76-66AwayJack Leaman Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
2/22/1968W 76-68Home (CHC)Jack Leaman Yankee ConferenceErnie CalverleyRams
12/10/1968W 65-60Home (CHC)Jack Leaman Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
2/28/1969L 57-56AwayJack Leaman Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
12/9/1969L 77-73 (OT)Home (CHC)Jack Leaman Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
2/17/1970W 83-74AwayJack LeamanJulius Erving scores 30.Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
12/10/1970W 80-76 (OT)AwayJack Leaman Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
2/19/1971W 83-71Home (CHC)Jack LeamanJulius Erving scores 30.Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
2/19/1972W 109-64Home (CHC)Jack Leaman5th 100+ point game of the season for UM.Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
2/29/1972L 71-63AwayJack Leaman Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
12/9/1972W 85-73Home (CHC)Jack Leaman Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
2/17/1973W 65-63AwayJack Leaman Yankee ConferenceTom CarmodyRams
12/8/1973W 73-59AwayJack Leaman Yankee ConferenceJack KraftRams
2/16/1974W 75-66Home (CHC)Jack Leaman Yankee ConferenceJack KraftRams
12/7/1974W 73-60Home (CHC)Jack Leaman Yankee ConferenceJack KraftRams
1/21/1975W 73-72 (OT)AwayJack Leaman Yankee ConferenceJack KraftRams
1/21/1976W 94-93 (OT)AwayJack Leaman Yankee ConferenceJack KraftRams
2/19/1976W 84-76Home (CHC)Jack Leaman Yankee ConferenceJack KraftRams
2/12/1977W 77-63Home (CHC)Jack Leaman noneJack KraftRams
2/24/1977W 69-67AwayJack Leaman noneJack KraftRams
2/25/1978L 82-75AwayJack Leaman noneJack KraftRams
2/6/1979L 68-63Home (CHC)Jack Leaman ECACNJack KraftRams
1/26/1980L 64-59AwayRay Wilson ECACNJack KraftRams
1/22/1981L 73-63Home (CHC)Ray Wilson Eastern 8Claude EnglishRams
3/3/1981L 53-48Home (CHC)Ray WilsonEastern 8 Tournament Quarter-FinalEastern 8Claude EnglishRams
2/13/1982L 70-60AwayTom McLaughlin Eastern 8Claude EnglishRams
2/25/1982L 64-62Home (CHC)Tom McLaughlin Eastern 8Claude EnglishRams
1/22/1983L 86-76AwayTom McLaughlin Atlantic 10Claude EnglishRams
2/19/1983W 79-64Home (CHC)Tom McLaughlin Atlantic 10Claude EnglishRams
3/7/1983W 91-74Home (CHC)Tom McLaughlinAtlantic 10 Tournament, East First RoundAtlantic 10Claude EnglishRams
1/28/1984W 77-75Home (CHC)Ron Gerlufsen Atlantic 10Claude EnglishRams
2/4/1984L 76-69AwayRon Gerlufsen Atlantic 10Claude EnglishRams
3/7/1984W 69-67NeutralRon GerlufsenAtlantic 10 Tournament First Round, at the West Virginia Coliseum, Morgantown WVAtlantic 10Claude EnglishRams
1/26/1985W 72-68AwayRon Gerlufsen Atlantic 10Brendan MaloneRams
2/2/1985W 76-65Home (SCC)Ron GerlufsenAt the Springfield Civic CenterAtlantic 10Brendan MaloneRams
1/11/1986W 81-75 (OT)Home (CHC)Ron Gerlufsen Atlantic 10Brendan MaloneRams
2/8/1986W 60-59 (OT)AwayRon Gerlufsen Atlantic 10Brendan MaloneRams
1/12/1987W 63-62Home (CHC)Ron Gerlufsen Atlantic 10Tom PendersRams
2/7/1987L 87-71AwayRon Gerlufsen Atlantic 10Tom PendersRams
3/1/1987L 86-76AwayRon GerlufsenAtlantic 10 Tournament Quarter-FinalAtlantic 10Tom PendersRams
1/25/1988L 101-78Home (CHC)Ron Gerlufsen Atlantic 10Tom PendersRams
3/2/1988L 87-73AwayRon Gerlufsen Atlantic 10Tom PendersRams
1/19/1989W 76-71Home (CHC)John Calipari Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
2/9/1989L 100-76AwayJohn Calipari Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
1/9/1990W 63-57AwayJohn Calipari Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
2/20/1990W 77-74 (2OT)Home (CHC)John Calipari Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
2/1/1991W 70-67 (OT)Home (CHC)John Calipari Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
2/27/1991W 82-70AwayJohn Calipari Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
1/20/1992W 72-59AwayJohn Calipari Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
3/4/1992W 96-88Home (CHC)John CalipariUMass #25. Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
3/9/1992W 78-67NeutralJohn CalipariAtlantic 10 Tournament Semi-Final, at The Palestra, Philadelphia PA. UMass 22. Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
1/19/1993W 84-72Home (CHC)John Calipari Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
2/20/1993L 71-68AwayJohn CalipariUMass #19. At the Providence Civic Center, Providence RIAtlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
3/8/1993W 76-50NeutralJohn CalipariAtlantic 10 Tournament Semi-Final, at The Palestra, Philadelphia PA. UMass #20. Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
1/30/1994W 76-47Home (MC)John CalipariUMass #8. Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
2/10/1994W 70-64AwayJohn CalipariUMass #13. At the Providence Civic Center, Providence RIAtlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
1/19/1995W 91-75AwayJohn CalipariUMass #1. At the Providence Civic Center, Providence RI. Camby 27 points, Kellogg 14. Camby misses second straight game after collapse at St. Bonaventure.Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
2/28/1995W 86-71Home (MC)John CalipariUMass #8. Camby 21 points, Edgar Padilla 15, Roe 13. Dingle 10 rebounds.Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
1/17/1996W 77-71Home (MC)John CalipariUMass #1. Bright 32 points, 9 rebounds, 14-14 FTs. Edgar Padilla 14 points, Dingle 10.Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
2/20/1996W 74-69AwayJohn CalipariUMass #1. At the Providence Civic Center, Providence RI. Camby 25 & 13, Weeks 16 & 9.Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
1/21/1997W 64-60Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintAll UM starters score in double-figures. Weeks 10 & 13.Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
2/8/1997W 64-61AwayJames “Bruiser” FlintAt the Providence Civic Center, Providence RI. Ketner 17 & 9, Weeks 15 & 11.Atlantic 10Al SkinnerRams
1/29/1998W 74-57AwayJames “Bruiser” FlintURI #21. At the Providence Civic Center, Providence RI. Mack 22 points, Basit 15 & 19.Atlantic 10Jim HarrickRams
2/18/1998L 87-85 (2OT)Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintUMass #18. Longest game so far in 5-year old Mullins. Clarke 24 points, Ketner 18 & 11, Weeks 10 & 12.Atlantic 10Jim HarrickRams
2/4/1999L 73-62Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintLamar Odom gets 26 & 11 for RhodyAtlantic 10Jim HarrickRams
2/13/1999L 59-56AwayJames “Bruiser” FlintAt the Providence Civic Center, Providence RI. Lamar Odom gets 17 & 10 for Rhody.Atlantic 10Jim HarrickRams
1/22/2000W 89-50Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintUMass shoots 51.4% to Rhody's 28.3%.Atlantic 10Jerry DeGregorioRams
2/22/2000W 57-37AwayJames “Bruiser” FlintAt the Providence Civic Center, Providence RI. Rhody commits 29 turnovers, and 37 points are lowest in a game since 1937.Atlantic 10Jerry DeGregorioRams
1/30/2001W 78-46AwayJames “Bruiser” FlintAt the Providence Civic Center, Providence RI. Mack 29 points, Eric Williams 10 rebounds. UM wins glass 45-17. Rhody 23 turnovers.Atlantic 10Jerry DeGregorioRams
2/20/2001W 82-67Home (MC)James “Bruiser” FlintRhymer 30 points (10-13 FGs, 10-13 FTs), Rogers 18, Mack 14.Atlantic 10Jerry DeGregorioRams
2/2/2002L 70-59AwaySteve LappasLast UM/URI game at Keaney Gym. Anderson 17 points. Crooks struggles, shooting 1-15.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/27/2002W 79-69Home (MC)Steve LappasAnderson 23 points (10-14 FGs), 7 rebounds, 6 assists.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
1/15/2003L 69-53Home (MC)Steve LappasUM loses glass 44-31. Rogers 15 points.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
3/2/2003L 65-58AwaySteve LappasFirst UM/URI game at The Ryan Center. Brand 18 points off bench (10-10 FTs).Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
1/31/2004W 67-63AwaySteve Lappasat the Ryan Center. Zero bench points for UM, but all starters score in double figures. Bowers 18 points.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/18/2004L 73-66Home (MC)Steve LappasAnderson 19 points, but UM loses glass 40-28.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/9/2005W 49-44AwaySteve Lappasat the Ryan Center. Maxwell 14 points, Rhody held to 31% shooting.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/23/2005W 70-64 (OT)Home (MC)Steve LappasFreeman 24 & 17, Bowers 18.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
1/25/2006L 58-55AwayTravis Fordat the Ryan Center. Freeman 14 & 10.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/4/2006W 63-61Home (MC)Travis FordFreeman 21 & 15, Life 19.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
1/24/2007L 75-72AwayTravis Fordat the Ryan Center. Rhody wins battle for 1st place. Freeman 19 & 12. Lasme ties Camby's career blocks record.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/8/2007W 77-55Home (MC)Travis FordForbes 22 points (UMass career high), Lasme another triple-double. UM into 1st place.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/7/2008W 78-76Home (MC)Travis FordThree stars for UMass: Forbes 26 & 13, Brower 10 & 17 (career high), Lowe 23 points.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/21/2008W 98-91AwayTravis Fordat the Ryan Center. Brower career-high 26 points (8-10 shooting), Lowe 21 points (9-12 shooting).Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/18/2009L 71-59Home (MC)Derek KelloggUM held to 5-26 from 3, 0-10 in second half. Harris & Lowe 15 points each.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
3/7/2009W 72-71AwayDerek Kelloggat the Ryan Center. Matt Glass pick sets Chris Lowe free for game winning shot. Lowe 18 points.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/6/2010L 93-85AwayDerek Kelloggat the Ryan Center. UM can't overcome two large deficits. Harris 32 points. Gurley 15 points in final 3:14.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
3/6/2010W 69-67Home (MC)Derek KelloggHarris shines on Senior Day with winning shot, scores 28. UM gets 11 seed in A-10 Tourney.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
1/30/2011W 64-54Home (MC)Derek KelloggShooting struggle for both teams, but UMass wins glass 43-32.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/19/2011W 66-60AwayDerek Kelloggat the Ryan Center.UMass again plays spoiler to Rhody post-season chances, holds Rams to 29.3% shooting overall, and 1-19 (5.3%) from three.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/1/2012L 81-78 (OT)AwayDerek Kelloggat the Ryan Center. Rhody wins the glass 48-35 (and 19-7 on the offensive side). UM also misses 10 FTs and turns it over 20 times. Second-straight win for Rhody over the conference leader.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
3/3/2012W 89-83Home (MC)Derek KelloggSean Carter scores a career high 22 in Senior Day victory. UM locks up 8th place in A-10. First 20-win season for Kellogg.Atlantic 10Jim BaronRams
2/6/2013W 81-53Home (MC)Derek Kellogg UM never trails to rebuilding URI. FG%: UM 52%, URI 33%. 3PT FG%: UM 47%, URI 23%. Chaz shoots 9-14 FG, 6-6 FT, dishes 8 assists, scores a season-high 27. Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
3/9/2013W 73-62AwayDerek Kelloggat the Ryan Center. Chaz tallies another double-double with his 10 assists. Lalanne gets a new career high with the 15 rebounds.Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
2/9/2014W 73-68AwayDerek Kelloggat the Ryan Center. UM goes on another late game run for a comeback victory, this time an 18-6 run. Putney blocks a breakaway layup attempt to preserve the lead in the final minute. UM blocks 10 on the day. Matthews scores a career-high 24 for URI.Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
2/26/2014W 70-67Home (MC)Derek KelloggUM starts the game ice cold, shooting 3-23 from the floor, but then wakes up in another comeback win. New UMass-high in rebounds for Gordon. Another nice effort off the bench for Davis (13 points, 5 rebounds).Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
3/13/2014W 65-61NeutralDerek KelloggA-10 Tournament First Round at Barclays Center. Seeds: UM 6, URI 11. UM trails for most of the game with season-low FG shooting (31.5%). Rhody goes cold over the last ten minutes, allowing UM back in. Esho huge off the bench with 15 & 7, and 7-8 from FT.Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
1/17/2015W 60-56 Home (MC)Derek KelloggColeman sparks UM with 13 points in 14 minutes, and scores 8 in the team's 10-0 run to go from 6 down to 4 up. UM snares two clutch offensive rebounds in the final minute to put the game away. Rebounding and season-low 10 turnovers helps to overcome UM's cold shooting. Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
2/18/2015L 75-59AwayDerek KelloggAt the Ryan Center. UM turns it over 17 times in the game's first 26 minutes, and can't claw back. Esho held to just 2 & 2 in foul-plagued 14 minutes. Lalanne attempts just 2 shots. Hinds, Gordon, Clark combine for 46 points, rest of team 13. UM falls out of first-place tie.Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
2/2/2016W 61-56 (OT)Home (MC)Derek KelloggUnder-manned Rhody still pushes UM to OT, but Minutemen prevail behind Davis' 20 and Clark's 17. Coleman logs 27 minutes off the bench, and snares 9 boards. Rhody wins the total rebounding numbers, 48-40.Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
3/3/2016L 68-50AwayDerek KelloggAt the Ryan Center. UM gets off to an atrocious start, scoring just 12 in the first half. Small second-half run, but not nearly enough. UM's backcourt trio struggles: Clark 10 (3-9 FG), Hinds 8 (3-16 FG), Davis 7 (1-6 FG).Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
3/10/2016W 67-62NeutralDerek KelloggA-10 Tournament Second Round at Barclays Center. Seeds: URI 7, UM 10. UM's great shooting helps them build an 18-point lead in the first half. Rhody comes back to take a brief lead, but senior leadership from Davis carries UM to the win.Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
1/15/2017L 79-77AwayDerek KelloggAt the Ryan Center. UM builds a 15-point lead in the first half, but Rhody charges back. Jarreau 15/5/9, Clark 12, Pipkins 10. Matthews scores 22 for Rhody on 10-14 shooting.Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
2/7/2017L 70-62Home (MC)Derek KelloggClark shoots 8-14 FG, 13-16 FT. Holloway goes 5-11 from the floor and scores 12. Rest of UM shoots 5-26. 19 turnovers for UM kills any chance. Rhody never trailed. First win for Hurley at Mullins. Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
1/17/2018L 73-51AwayMatt McCallAt the Ryan Center. Rhody D locks in, holding Pipkins to 5-17 shooting, and Pierre to 1-5 / 5 points. UM turns it over 14 times in the first half, falling behind by 20, and Rhody cruises. 51 points and 8 assists match season lows (Minnesota), .322 FG% new season low. Holloway remains out.Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
1/30/2018L 85-83Home (MC)Matt McCallRhody leads by 9 with just 1:31 left, but UM fights to the last moment, having a chance to force OT on their final possession. Hines scores a career high 18, as Baldwin remains injured. Pierre adds 16, CJ 15.Atlantic 10Dan HurleyRams
1/27/2019TBDHome (MC)Matt McCall Atlantic 10David CoxRams
3/9/2019TBDAwayMatt McCallAt the Ryan Center. Atlantic 10David CoxRams
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