Rhode Island will take on Richmond in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Thursday evening for a tip off timer for 8:30 PM Eastern. This game will be available on the USA networks. Richmond comes into this game with a record on the season of 19–12, and have lost three out of their last five games coming against Virginia Commonwealth on the road, Dayton at home by the score of 55–53, and Saint Bonaventure most recently on the road. The two victories for Richmond came against St. Louis, and George Washington on the road.
Rhode Island comes into this game with a record on the season of 15–15, and have won their last game in the first round of the Atlantic 10 championship tournaments against Duquesne buy a very close score of 79–77. Antoine Walker lead Rhode Island in the game with 17 points going six of eight from the field and two for two from the free-throw line. Walker also led the team in rebounds with 11. Jeremy Shepherd was the team leader for Rhode Island in assists with six.
Richmond is led by Tyler Burton who is averaging 16.5 points per game on the season with a field goal percentage of 47.6%, and a free-throw percentage of 78.9%. Burton is also the team leader in rebounds per game averaging 7.4. Jacob Gilyard is the team leader for Richmond in assist per game averaging 5.6, and the team leader in minutes per game averaging 38.3.
Makhel Mitchell is the team leader for the Rhode Island Rams as a sophomore in points per game averaging 10.8 on the season with a field goal percentage of 49.8%. Mitchell is averaging 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists on the season. Jeremy Shepherd is the team leader in steals averaging 1.4 and Mitchell is the team leader in blocks averaging 2.4.