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Video – Ram fans welcome VCU home

VCU fans welcomed the Rams home from Portland after a tough third round exit from this year’s NCAA tournament.

The Rams finished the season with a record 29 wins, including a big 12 versus 5 upset over Wichita State this past Thursday evening.

After winning this year’s CAA tournament championship, the Rams marched to the big dance in consecutive seasons for the first time since ’84-’85.

VCU says goodbye to just one senior in the great Bradford Burgess, but welcomes three freshman including Burgess’ brother Jordan –a top-100 ESPN recruit — and returns what was the 9th-youngest team in college basketball for another shot at a CAA crown and another trip to the NCAA tournament.

The Rams also have a stacked schedule next season, including home games against two tournament teams in Alabama and Wichita State, and a loaded early season tournament that includes the likes of Duke, Memphis, Northern Iowa, Louisville, Missouri, Stanford and Minnesota.

VCU returns from Portland from VCU Ram Nation on Vimeo.

About Mat Shelton-Eide

VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd attend games with his father. Worked as a graduate assistant in the VCU Sports Information Department for the '09-'10 season, but has covered VCU basketball for VCURamNation.com since 2007. mshelton@vcuramnation.com @MatShelton

3 comments

  1. I love what we got coming back next year. Brandenburg, Reddic and Haley all played big minutes in a final four run. Shaka was truly right when he said this team over achieved. If Jordan Burgess is a Freshman impact player like his bro then I see a (6) seed next year.