Virginia Commonwealth University avoided leaving the Charleston Classic 0-3 by beating Western Kentucky Sunday afternoon 69-64.
VCU avoided leaving the Charleston Classic 0-3 with a win over Western Kentucky Sunday afternoon, 69-64.
After building up a 37-33 half time lead, the Rams entered an eight minute scoring drought. With 8:04 remaining in the second half, the Hilltoppers were ahead 56-44. Lead by Brandenberg, Bradford Burgess, and Darius Theus, the Rams ended the game on 25-8 run to secure their only win of the tournament and finish seventh in the field of eight.
Top Ram Performance: Rob Brandenberg (18pts, 2reb, 3 ast, 2stl)
The Rams travel to Western Kentucky (for a rematch) on November 23rd. And finally, the Rams travel to Tuscaloosa to face former VCU coach Anthony Grant’s #15 Alabama.
It is a very challenging five game road stretch, but coach Shaka Smart is trying to test his young but talented team.
After playing five consecutive road games, the Rams will return home against University of South Florida on November 30th at 7:30pm. To stay up to date on all things VCU Basketball related, follow @rvaRAMnews on twitter