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Basketball Gameday Central: Auburn vs. Rhode Island
Frankie Sullivan

Game Details

Date: Sun. Nov. 25, 2012 Tip: 4:00 PM CT
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Radio Auburn IMG Network / XM 199    



Auburn Projected Starters

F 21 Shareif Adamu 6-8 / 225 Jr.
C 41 Rob Chubb 6-10 / 250 Sr.
G 5 Shaquille Johnson 6-5 / 210 Fr.
G 24 Brian Greene Jr. 6-3 / 205 Fr.
G 23 Frankie Sullivan 6-1 / 206 Sr.

Rhode Island Projected Starters

F 33 Ryan Brooks 6-8 / 220 Sr.
G 1 Mike Powell 5-11 / 175 So.
G 5 Xavier Munford 6-2 / 180 Jr.
G 12 Andre Malone 6-6 / 210 Sr.
G 23 Nikola Malesevic 6-7 / 200 Sr.

Game Notes

Scouting Rhode Island

Rhode Island lost its fifth-straight game to open the season to Loyola (Md.) 58-54 in overtime despite freshman Jordan Hare's eight points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks and Nikola Malesevic's 16 points and six boards ... for- mer Auburn guard Andre Malone is a senior on the Rams team along with 6-foot-10, 205-pound freshman forward Jordan Hare from Saginaw, Mich. ... Rhode Island lost its other four games to Norfolk State 67-55, at Virginia Tech 69-50, vs. Ohio State 69-58 and Seton Hall 60-55 ... Malesevic leads the Rams in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 ppg and 6.3 rpg while Xavier Munford adds 13.8 ppg and Andre Malone averages 10.8 ppg ... the Rams return two starters from last year's team that finished 7-24 overall and was 13th in the Atlantic 10 with a 4-12 record ... Dan Hurley is in his first year as head coach of Rhode Island and Bobby Hurley is one of his assistants.

Auburn-Rhode Island Series

This is the first meeting between the Tigers and Rams.

Tony Barbee vs. Rhode Island

This is the first time Auburn's Tony Bar- bee has coached against Rhode Island.

Auburn-Dan Hurley Tidbit

This is Rhode Island coach Dan Hur- ley's first season at Rhode Island after two seasons at Wagner where he led the Seahawks to a school record 25 wins. Hurley's former assistant, Bashir Mason, replaced him as head coach at Wagner, opening up a spot for former Auburn Director of Basketball Operations, Mike Babul, to be hired as a full-time assistant at Wagner.

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