FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 10, 2008

 

RIC MENíS BASKETBALL RANKED NO. 1 IN LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL
RIC Womenís Cagers Place Fifth

Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College menís basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the Little East Conference Preseason Poll. It is the third consecutive season the Anchormen have been picked as the LECís top team to begin the winter.

 

Head Coach Bob Walshís team, which was ranked No. 16 in the nation (Div. III) in the D3Hoops.com preseason poll, returns 10 players and all five starters from last seasonís edition, which went 23-7 and captured the programís second consecutive Little East Conference Tournament Championship. The Anchormen reached the Second Round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

 

 

 

RIC opens the 2008-09 season at Manhattanville on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

 

Head Coach Marcus Reillyís womenís basketball team is ranked No. 5 in the Little East Conference Preseason Poll. He is in his first season as the Anchorwomenís boss, coming to RIC after a very successful stint at the Community College of Rhode Island. Reilly has brought in seven key additions to the team, highlighted by junior point guard LaSheena Boyd (Stamford, CT).

 

 

 

The Anchorwomen open the 2008-09 season at Salve Regina on Saturday, Nov. 15.

 

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