After jumping out to a hot start in out of conference play, the Rams (12-4, 4-3) dropped 3 of their first 4 games in the Colonial. The first of which was a 1 point heartbreaker just an hour down 64 East against William and Mary.
VCU Lead by as many as 17 points that game, including a 13 point halftime lead they were unable to close out as David Schneider hit a game winning free throw with just seconds remaining.
The black and gold get their first chance at redemption this Wednesday night, 7:30 at home against the Tribe (which will most likely sell out, so pick up your tickets tomorrow at the Siegel Center box office or by calling 828-RAMS).
Tony Shaver’s team is playing some of the best basketball in the history of their program including two road wins against ACC teams: a 10 point win at Wake Forest, and an equally impressive domination of Maryland.
The Tribe sit atop the CAA with an impressive 6-1 conference record (14-3 overall).
If the Rams want to have any chance at winning a regular season CAA crown (and a Friday night bye come CAA tourny time), it all starts this week with rematches against William and Mary and the Huskies of Northeastern.
This Wednesday’s matchup should be electric as students return from winter break.
VCU follows that game with a road game at the never crowded Matthews Arena in Boston, Mass.
Both teams are top 100 RPI teams, William and Mary currently sits at 27th, Northeastern at 64th.