Everything is in place for the URI men’s and women’s basketball teams for their 2020-21 seasons. From rosters to schedules, both Ram squads are ready to hit the ground running. Now they just have to hope that there is a 2020 season.

The Atlantic 10, just days after postponing the Fall sports seasons, announced the home-and-away pairings for their basketball teams. For the men, the news concluded yet another busy offseason week.

Head coach David Cox finished his roster rebuild at the tail end of last week, using the team’s final available scholarship on 6-foot-7 Ileri Ayo-Faleye. It’s expected the wing from Pennsylvania will redshirt his first season with the Rams. At Cedar Crest High School, Ayo-Faleye failed to attract the attention of college scouts: he graduated with a total of one Division I scholarship offer to his name (St. Francis).

Still wanting to play at that high level, Ayo-Faleye decided to do a post-graduate year at Putnam Science (CT). That opened the recruiting floodgates. All of a sudden, he was posting a new offer on his Twitter account seemingly every afternoon. URI ultimately won out over the likes of Brown, Yale and Towson.

The newfound attention put a wrench in his Putnam Science plans. He’s opted to skip the post-grad and join up with Rhody posthaste.

The URI men will have a tough task in any potential 2020 campaign. After a challenging non-conference slate, they will have to play the likes of Saint Louis and Richmond on the road. They also have home-and-home pairings with Dayton, Davidson and VCU.

2020-21 Atlantic 10 Pairings for URI MEN

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Dayton - 29-2 (18-0 Atlantic 10)

St. Bonaventure - 19-12 (11-7 Atlantic 10)

Davidson - 16-14 (10-8 Atlantic 10)

VCU - 18-13 (8-10 Atlantic 10)

Massachusetts - 14-17 (8-10 Atlantic 10)

George Washington - 12-20 (6-12 Atlantic 10)

George Mason - 17-15 (5-13 Atlantic 10)

Fordham - 9-22 (2-16 Atlantic 10)

Saint Joseph’s - 6-26 (2-16 Atlantic 10)

Away

Dayton - 29-2 (18-0 Atlantic 10)

Richmond - 24-7 (14-4 Atlantic 10)

Saint Louis - 23-8 (12-6 Atlantic 10)

Duquesne - 21-9 (11-7 Atlantic 10)

Davidson - 16-14 (10-8 Atlantic 10)

VCU - 18-13 (8-10 Atlantic 10)

Massachusetts - 14-17 (8-10 Atlantic 10)

La Salle - 15-15 (6-12 Atlantic 10)

Saint Joseph’s - 6-26 (2-16 Atlantic 10)

2020-21 A-10 Pairings for URI WOMEN

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Massachusetts

Richmond

La Salle

Dayton

George Washington

Duquesne

Fordham

Saint Joseph’s

AWAY

Massachusetts

Richmond

La Salle

St. Bonaventure

Davidson

George Mason

VCU

Saint Louis

 

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