FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 11, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Menís Basketball to
Open 2007-08 Season vs. Div. I Holy Cross

 

Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College menís basketball team will open the 2007-08 season with an exhibition game vs. Div. I Holy Cross on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Hart Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

 

The Crusaders were the 2007 Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Champions, as well as an NCAA Div. I Menís Basketball Tournament participant.

 

In 2006-07, Rhode Island College posted  a 27-4 overall record and earned a berth in the 2007 NCAA Div. III Menís Basketball Tournament, where the Anchormen advanced to the Elite Eight. The Anchormen established school records for the most wins in a season, won their first-ever Little East Conference Menís Basketball Tournament and were the LEC Regular Season Champions for the second time in the past three years. Rhode Island College made its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 28 years.

 

Head Coach Bob Walshís team downed Div. I Iona, 81-72, in preseason action a year ago.

 

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