WKU hoops to play home-and-home with Rhode Island

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The Western Kentucky men's basketball program will play a two-game, home-and-home series with Rhode Island, WBKO.com confirmed Friday.

The Hilltoppers will travel to Kingston, R.I., in December of 2019 while URI will make the trip to Bowling Green in December of 2020. The two programs have never met before.

The Rams went 26-8 in 2017-18 and 15-3 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.After beating Oklahoma 83-78 in overtime of the NCAA Tournament, URI was ousted by Duke in the following round.

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