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Knee injury ends season for Rhode Island’s E.C. Matthews

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With guard E.C. Matthews going down with a knee injury during the first half of Rhode Island’s season-opening win over American Friday night, the fear was that the preseason all-conference selection would be lost for the season. Saturday afternoon those fears became reality, as the school announced that the junior guard will not play again this season.

“The injury I sustained on Friday night vs. American will unfortunately keep me from playing the rest of this season,” Matthews said in the release. “While the news has been a lot to process in such a short period of time, I know that it is a temporary setback and I will be back stronger and hungrier than ever before.  Whether it is a rehab or physical therapy session, I will fight to get better everyday.  This is a new challenge and I am up for it.

“I plan on using this setback as an opportunity to continue to grow as a student, a leader, and a man.  I will be at every study hall, every practice, every film session, every game – no different than before.”

As a sophomore Matthews averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, earning second team all-Atlantic 10 honors. With the athletic Matthews out of the lineup head coach Dan Hurley will have to call on Jarvis Garrett, Jared Terrell and Four McGlynn for even more production on the perimeter. McGlynn, who arrived at URI as a grad student by way of Towson, scored 15 points against American and gives the Rams much-needed perimeter shooting.

Terrell may be the best equipped of the three to pick up where Matthews left off as a slasher, and 6-foot-4 freshman Christion Thompson will also factor into the Rhode Island backcourt rotation. While this is a major loss for Rhode Island, by no means does Matthews’ injury mean they can’t contend in the Atlantic 10 or reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1999. There are adjustments to be made, but the talent and experience needed to do so is there.

Rhode Island lands perimeter help in graduate transfer from Towson

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Rhode Island added some much-needed perimeter shooting for the season as the team announced the addition of Towson graduate transfer Four McGlynn.

The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 12 points and shot 37 percent from 3-point range to go along with 91 percent free-throw shooting last season.

“We are tremendously excited to add Four to our Rhode Island basketball family,” said head coach Dan Hurley in the release.  “This past season, we established ourselves as one of the premier defensive teams in college basketball.  During this offseason, one of our main objectives is to add perimeter shooting and scoring to our lineup and we feel as though we have done that with Four.”

Joining a backcourt that returns sophomore E.C. Matthews and solid freshman J.T. Terrell, Rhode Island is coming off of a second round appearance in the Postseason NIT and 23-10 record.

Adding another shooter of McGlynn’s caliber off their bench is certainly an upgrade to the roster.

Rhode Island lands impact transfer from Towson

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Rhode Island picked up a transfer in Towson guard Four McGlynn, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-2 junior was the leading scorer for the Tigers this past season, as he averaged 12 points per game to go along with 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

McGlynn also provides value as a shooter, as he shot 37 percent from 3-point range and 91 percent from the free-throw line last season.

Since McGlynn is graduating from Towson, he’ll be eligible to play immediately at Rhode Island and gives them another floor spacer who can also help close out games from the line.