The first round of the A10 tips off today with Duquesne University playing the Rhode Island Rams. Duquesne is a bottom feeder of the A10 with 1 conference win against UMASS on January 8th. Since then, the Dukes have lost 16 straight games. They are currently 6-23 overall, 1-16 conference.
The Rhode Island Rams have had an up and down season, where they looked to be a top half of the conference team, especially at home. In the middle of the season, things took a bad turn for the Rams and they have been losing games that they should definitely be winning. The Rams are 14-15 overall, 5-12 in conference. The last time these two teams faced off, Rhode Island won convincingly, 70-54.