URI will struggle quite a bit this season and probably finish below .500 for the third consecutive year. New Coach Archie Miller had to deal with massive turnover and some of his recruits/transfers are not playing due to injury and academic reasons. Miller however will most likely right the ship. I expect to see an uptick next season with things starting to really gel in Year 3. URI made a big financial commitment in hiring Miller. In addition to his large salary, it greatly increased its assistant salary pool and operational budget. In addition, the construction of a dedicated basketball only practice facility started this past summer. It is being carved out of existing space in the Tootell Athletics building which is attached to the Ryan Center. The $8M cost for it has already been raised.