Take a minute on Saturday to honor the seniors before being extremely grateful that the season isn’t over just yet.
Despite trailing by as many as 11 points in the second half, Virginia Commonwealth University topped the University of Richmond 56-50 late Thursday night in the newly renovated Robins Center.
VCU travels across town Thursday night to visit UR in the newly remodeled Robins Center. On paper this matchup is very lopsided but rivalries rarely follow the script.
Not even #10 Saint Louis was good enough to end the Rams’ 19-game home winning streak.
Forget about the #10 ranking. This is the second most anticipated game in the history of the Siegel Center because of familiarity, respect, and a basketball product that rivals any conference in the country.
February has been tough for VCU, but it’s not time to light that page of the calendar on fire. The first half box score of Thursday’s game against Fordham? That’s an entirely different story.
The last time VCU lost three out of four games, Coach Smart burned a calendar and went to the Final Four. While the Rams are in the midst of a similar skid, it’s nowhere near time to bust out the Zippo.
It was fast and furious but the Rams couldn’t complete a late comeback against Massachusetts on Friday night.
He’s a legend in Richmond, VA. Now VCU’s Troy Daniels will have an opportunity to build a legacy in Houston, Texas as a part of the National Basketball Association.
Not since the days of the CAA have VCU and its fans enjoyed weekly battles so ripe with history and so loaded with consequences in the conference race.