2015–16 Rhode Island Rams women's basketball team

The 2015–16 Rhode Island Rams women's basketball team will represent the University of Rhode Island during the 2015–16 college basketball season. The Rams, led by second year head coach Daynia La-Force. The Rams were members of the Atlantic 10 Conference and play their home games at the Ryan Center. They finished the season 12–18, 5–11 in A-10 to finish a 4 way tie for tenth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the A-10 Women's Tournament where they lost to Saint Louis.

2015–16 Rhode Island Rams women's basketball
Rhode Island Rams logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2015–16 record12–18 (5–11 A-10)
Head coachDaynia La-Force (2nd season)
Assistant coaches
  • Tom Blake
  • Danielle Parks
  • Marcus Reilly
Home arenaRyan Center
Seasons
2015–16 Atlantic 10 women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Duquesne 13 3   .813     28 6   .824
George Washington 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
Saint Louis 13 3   .813     26 8   .765
St. Bonaventure 12 4   .750     24 8   .750
VCU 10 6   .625     23 10   .697
Saint Joseph's 8 8   .500     14 15   .483
Fordham 8 8   .500     14 17   .452
Dayton 7 9   .438     14 15   .483
George Mason 6 10   .375     12 19   .387
Richmond 5 11   .313     13 18   .419
Rhode Island 5 11   .313     12 18   .400
UMass 5 11   .313     12 18   .400
Davidson 5 11   .313     11 19   .367
La Salle 2 14   .125     5 25   .167
2016 A10 Tournament winner
As of March 25, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

2015–16 mediaEdit

All Rams home games and most conference road games that aren't televised will be shown on the A-10 Digital Network.

RosterEdit

2015–16 Rhode Island Rams women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Tayra Meléndez 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Sr The Rivers School Mattapan, MA
F 2 Ross Jalissa 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Fr Fenway Roxbury, MA
G 3 Charise Wilson 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) So St. Anthony's West Babylon, NY
G 12 Morgan Johnson 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) RS So Keystone Knox, PA
G 13 Kallie Banker 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) RS Jr Grand Island Grand Island, NY
F 15 Kiara Palmer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Our Lady of Lourdes Miami, FL
G 20 Dominique Ward 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr Rancocas Valley Trenton, NJ
G 21 Symone Bullard 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Sr American heritage Plantation Pompano Beach, FL
G 22 Dempsey Cooper 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Jr Germantown Academy Doylestown, PA
G 23 Brianna Thomas 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Gettysburg Area Gettuysburg, PA
F 30 Tyler Raysor 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Haddon Heights Lawnside, NJ
G 31 Anari Johnson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Dallastown Area Red Lion, PA
F 34 Samantha Tabakman 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr Pequannock Township Pompton Plains, NJ
C 43 Dina Motrechuk 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Fr Moore Catholic Staten Island, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/13/2015*
5:00 PM
No. 23 Syracuse L 54–57  0–1
Ryan Center (1,196)
Kingston, RI
11/18/2015*
6:00 PM
at Marshall L 62–72  0–2
Cam Henderson Center (631)
Huntington, WV
11/21/2015*
12:00 PM
Harvard
URI Tournament
W 56–52  1–2
Ryan Center (417)
Kingston, RI
11/22/2015*
12:00 PM
Albany
URI Tournament
L 58–67  1–3
Ryan Center (425)
Kingston, RI
11/28/2015*
2:00 PM
UMass Lowell W 72–64  2–3
Ryan Center (393)
Kingston, RI
12/01/2015*
7:00 PM
at Brown
Ocean State Cup
L 63–67  2–4
Pizzitola Sports Center (246)
Providence, RI
12/04/2015*
7:00 PM
at Dartmouth W 57–41  3–4
Leede Arena (565)
Hanover, NH
12/09/2015*
7:00 PM
at Boston University W 57–41  4–4
Case Gym (218)
Boston, MA
12/12/2015*
2:00 PM
Columbia W 57–56  5–4
Ryan Center (386)
Kingston, RI
12/20/2015*
2:00 PM
Providence
Ocean State Cup
L 55–64 OT 5–5
Ryan Center (490)
Kingston, RI
12/28/2015*
12:00 PM
at FIU
The Surfing Santa Classic semifinals
W 68–50  6–5
FIU Arena 
Miami, FL
12/29/2015*
12:00 PM
vs. Hampton
The Surfing Santa Classic championship
L 54–59 OT 6–6
FIU Arena 
Miami, FL
Atlantic 10 regular season
01/03/2016
2:00 PM
St. Bonaventure L 56–69  6–7 (0–1)
Ryan Center (452)
Kingston, RI
01/06/2016
12:00 PM, NBCSN
at George Washington L 58–68  6–8 (0–2)
Charles E. Smith Center (1,989)
Washington, D.C.
01/09/2016
2:00 PM
at Richmond W 57–50  7–8 (1–2)
Robins Center (994)
Richmond, VA
01/13/2016
7:00 PM
Duquesne L 70–79  7–9 (1–3)
Ryan Center (334)
Kingston, RI
01/16/2016
1:00 PM
at La Salle W 72–61  8–9 (2–3)
Tom Gola Arena (357)
Philadelphia, PA
01/23/2016
1:00 PM
Davidson W 78–62  9–9 (3–3)
Ryan Center (677)
Kingston, RI
01/27/2016
12:00 PM
at Massachusetts W 80–79  10–9 (4–3)
Mullins Center (1,281)
Amherst, MA
01/30/2016
2:00 PM
at Fordham L 42–50  10–10 (4–4)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (494)
Bronx, NY
02/03/2016
7:00 PM
La Salle W 62–52  11–10 (5–4)
Ryan Center (433)
Kingston, RI
02/07/2016
2:00 PM
Dayton L 53–67  11–11 (5–5)
Ryan Center (417)
Kingston, RI
02/10/2016
7:00 PM
at Duquesne L 56–61  11–12 (5–6)
Palumbo Center (498)
Pittsburgh, PA
02/13/2016
2:00 PM
George Mason L 65–68  11–13 (5–7)
Ryan Center (450)
Kingston, RI
02/17/2016
7:00 PM
VCU L 36–49  11–14 (5–8)
Ryan Center (540)
Kingston, RI
02/20/2016
2:00 PM
at Saint Joseph's L 63–74  11–15 (5–9)
Hagan Arena (1,267)
Philadelphia, PA
02/24/2016
7:00 PM
Massachusetts L 64–71  11–16 (5–10)
Ryan Center (494)
Kingston, RI
02/27/2016
3:00 PM
at Saint Louis L 60–77  11–17 (5–11)
Chaifetz Arena (3,038)
St. Louis, MO
Atlantic 10 Women's Tournament
03/03/2016
4:30 PM
vs. Saint Joseph's
Second Round
W 81–76  12–17
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
03/03/2016
4:30 PM, ASN
vs. Saint Louis
Quarterfinals
L 59–70  12–18
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings

Regular Season Polls
Poll Pre-
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Final
AP
Coaches
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  No Change
(RV)   Received Votes
(NR)   Not Ranked

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015-16 Rhode Island Women's Basketball Schedule - Rhode Island". gorhody.com. Retrieved 2015-10-30.