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March 8th

Murphy remains on staff

March 9, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

With Jim Baron released from his contract – or, in layman’s terms, fired – as head coach of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball coach along with 10-year assistant Pat Clarke and first-year assistant Larry Harris, the only coach still left standing is a name any URI fan is familiar with.
Preston Murphy, who played guard for the Rams from 1995-1999, returned to Kingston as an as assistant coach in 2010 and, after Sunday’s decision from URI Direction of Athletics Thorr Bjorn, is the only coach left standing.

March 7th

URI's Harris had his suspicions

March 8, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE – Larry Harris has been around college basketball long enough and when word came down Sunday that University of Rhode Island men’s basketball coach was being released from his contract and Harris and fellow assistant Pat Clarke wouldn’t have their contracts renewed, he wasn’t surprised.
“I was more disappointed than anything,” Harris said. “[Baron] has done a good job there and it’s the old analogy – when a guy is down let’s kick him.”

Final two minutes cost EWG a title shot

March 7, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE – For 30 minutes, the Exeter-West Greenwich girls basketball team played like it was ready to go to the school’s first state championship game.
The last two minutes kept the Knights away from the Ryan Center.

March 6th

Today's playoff schedule - Wednesday, March 7

March 7, 2012

Girls basketball
State Semifinals
Exeter-West Greenwich vs. Bay View at Rhode Island College, 8 p.m.

Mariners on to D-II finals

March 7, 2012

PROVIDENCE - The old adage is defense wins championships.
The Narragansett girls basketball team will find out for sure Saturday afternoon.
Using an aggressive three-quarter court trap, the Mariners forced 27 turnovers and in the second half turned most of them into points as Narragansett outscored Moses Brown by 22 points in the final 12 minutes, 40 seconds in its 55-32 win Tuesday night in the Division II Semifinals at Rhode Island College.
The Mariners move on to the D-II final Saturday at the Ryan Center at 4:30 against Classical, which beat Johnston 38-37 in early game Tuesday.

March 5th

Two assistants also fired; Murphy remains on staff

March 5, 2012

Jim Baron wasn't the only one released from his contract Sunday; long-time assistant Pat Clarke and first-year assistant Larry Harris were also let go.

March 3rd

Today's playoff schedule - Sunday, March 4

March 4, 2012

Boys basketball
State Tournament Quarterfinals
North Kingstown vs. Rogers at Alumni Hall, 12, p.m.
Girls basketball
Division I quarterfinals
Exeter-West Greenwich vs. Barrington at RIC, 3 p.m.
North Kingstown vs. Bay View at RIC, 5 p.m.

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