The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team will attempt to win a third game in a row for the first time this year, as they host the Xavier Musketeers at 7 p.m. tonight in the seventh annual Pink Out game.
For the game, fans are being encouraged to wear pink, and t-shirts are sold at the door for $10. Proceeds benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation.
URI (8-16, 3-8 Atlantic 10) still has a chance at the Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn. The Rams are a game behind No. 12 Dayton and No. 13 St. Bonaventure for the final spot in the tournament, as the top 12 teams qualify. URI has back-to-back wins, against Dayton and Duquesne, and this is only the second opportunity this year for a three-game streak for the Rams.
While Xavier likely doesn’t have a chance at an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament, thanks to a 14-10 record, the Musketeers are trying to improve their seed for the Atlantic 10 tournament. With a 7-4 conference record, the Musketeers are in the fifth slot right now, a game behind No. 4 La Salle and two games behind the conference leaders St. Louis, Butler and VCU.
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