VCU Unleashes Top Secret Russian Weapon, Rolls ODU

KirillTerm copyRam fans braved the snow to pack a sold out Siegel Center for the state’s best college hoops rivalry. VCU rewarded them by rolling out a top secret Russian prototype basketball player…The KP-1000, Kirill Pishchalnikov.

Pishchalnikov got his first start in some time after Larry Sanders was forced to sit early due to a coaches decision. Kirill responded to the added responsibility by posting his best game of the season and providing an emotional spark in a game that was already packed full of emotion. KP scored 6 of VCU’s first 8 points and finished the night with 14 points and 5 rebounds.

“Kirill’s just a real hard worker”, said Sanders. “I knew he was gonna be ready…I have so much faith in him and he proved me right”.

Sanders had a game of his own off the bench posting yet another double double to the tune of 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The win was VCU’s 4th in a row and their 8th of the last 9 games. VCU moves to 9-4 in the CAA, 17-5 on the season, and just a game back of ODU and Mason who VCU will take on this coming Tuesday.

VCU trailed by 2 at the half but steadily took control of the game behind a strong second half by Sanders. Larry only had 3 points in the first half after going scoreless the previous game, but finished with his 8th double double of the season.

Rodriguez, playing with a partially separated shoulder, struggled in the first half but finished the game with 9 points and 8 assists to go along with 2 steals.

Bradford Burgess rounded out the group of double digits scorers with 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.

The Rams remain tied with Drexel for that pivotal 4th seed in the CAA but will have a chance to redeem their early road loss to the Dragons in VCU’s next home game on February 16th.

Matt has been reporting on VCU sports for Ram Nation since 2007 with a focus on news, photos, and feature stories.
  • Larry Sanders Has a Posse
  • February 6, 2010
Hilarious picture guys. Nice work.
  • AC
  • February 6, 2010
Hahaha great post guys!