Providence College and the University of Rhode Island have agreed to a 10-year extension to continue their annual men's basketball rivalry. The extension will see the teams play each other through the 2032-33 season. The game will be held on the first Saturday of December each year, with this year's game taking place on December 2 at Amica Mutual Pavilion.
The agreement also includes a rotation between the AMP and The Ryan Center on the URI campus in South Kingstown. The two schools have a long history of playing against each other, with a total of 133 meetings since 1933. However, they did not play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Providence College currently leads the series with 75 wins to URI's 58. In their most recent match on December 3, 2022, at The Ryan Center, Providence College defeated URI with a score of 88-74. URI's last victory over Providence College was in 2019, and their last win in Providence was in 2002.
This extension ensures that the longstanding basketball rivalry between Providence College and the University of Rhode Island will continue for at least another decade. Basketball fans can look forward to exciting games between the two schools in the coming years.