KINGSTON – University of Rhode Island head coach Danny Hurley wasn’t shy when sharing his thoughts on this year’s team and the future following a 67-61 loss to St. Bonaventure.
“This is never happening to me again,” he said of the team’s 6-16 mark, and 1-8 record in Atlantic 10 play. “This will never happen again, I know that.”
What happened Saturday night was a Rams’ team that faded in the second half and down the stretch again. A six-point halftime lead turned into a six-point deficit at the end, thanks to a St. Bonaventure team that only turned the ball over twice.
In contrast, URI got easy buckets in the first half on 10 St. Bonaventure turnovers and in transition. With those opportunities gone, the Rams struggled, shooting just 33.3 percent from the field and 22.2 percent from the 3-point line.
URI also struggled from the free throw line. Despite getting 26 opportunities, the Rams only hit 18 shots, including a poor 7-for-13 performance in the second half.