Rams advance, on to George Mason

IMG_6048VCU’s road to a CAA championship won’t be an easy one, but the Rams are 1/4 of the way to their goal after dominating Delaware 66-49.

The win was the first of four needed victories in order to earn the automatic bid and repeat as CAA champs. No team has ever won four in a row.

Larry Sanders dominated the Blue Hens to the tune of 15 points, 13 boards, and 3 blocks. This afternoon was the first time Larry has hit double digit scoring since being named CAA Player of the Week two weeks ago. Sanders averaged just 6 points in VCU’s final two games of the regular season, a win over JMU and a 3 point road loss at Old Dominion.

The Rams were able to build an early lead with some hot long range shooting, hitting 58% of their three pointers in the first half.

Bradford Burgess and Joey Rodriguez hit 5 of the Rams 7 first half threes.

Rodriguez finished with 12 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals on the afternoon. Burgess rounded out VCU’s double digit scorers at 10 points, all coming in the first half.

The win advances VCU to the second round where they will face George Mason in a rematch of a February 6th overtime loss.

Matt has been reporting on VCU sports for Ram Nation since 2007 with a focus on news, photos, and feature stories.