Friday, February 12, 2010

URI Basketball Pink Out

On Wednesday January 10th URI held its 4th annual Pink Out game against the University of Richmond. The crowd is encouraged to wear pink and buy pink tee shirts to raise awareness for breast cancer.

This year the fundraiser collected nearly 12 thousand dollars for the Gloria Gemma Foundation.

Getting back to the game: URI came in with an RPI of 12 while Richmond was at 30 coming off a big blowout win against Temple.

The weather threatened to deter fans from what otherwise would have surely been a sellout game. The URI athletic department reacted with last minute promoting to get students on campus to the game. Even though the Ryan Center was not nearly at capacity, the crowd was as energetic and loud as ever.

URI embraced the crowd's energy and jumped out to an early 9-0 lead.

Richmond came roaring back and took a 4 point lead into halftime.

Rhody came out out halftime energized, but Richmond was shooting lights out.

URI fought hard and crept back into the game.

A massive dunk by Orion Outerbrige off of an inbound brought Rhody within 3 points and energized the crowd.

URI took the lead with 4:10 left and stretched their lead to 5 with 3:03 remaining.

Richmond came back and a well defended three pointer by David Gonzalvez put them back ahead with 1:22 left.

Richmond stretched their lead to 5 but some sloppy play gave Rhode Island one more chance.

Kieth Cothran had an open look from three to put Rhody ahead at the buzzer...

But tonight was not Rhode Island's night.

See all the pictures from the game at

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