Rams take down the Eagles; Face Wake Forest

VCU defeated Winthrop, 67-54, in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Winston-Salem, NC. The Rams were led by senior Joey Rodriguez with 15 points and 8 assists.

VCU’s big men, Jaime Skeen and Toby Veal, combined for just 9 points, but Skeen pulled down 8 boards all on the defensive end.

It was night and day from the first half to the second for the Rams from behind the arc. Aftering going 4 out of 14 from 3 point land in the first hald the Rams dropped in plenty of treys in the second hitting 7 of their first 10 shots from behind the arc.

Brandon Rozzell dropped in 10 points while Bradford Burgess accounted for 12.

Rams will face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Tuesday at 7pm. Wake Forest defeated the Hampton Pirates to advance.

Tonights match up, besides having a trip to the Madison Square Garden on the line, has a few extra storylines.

Wake Forest 6′ 7″ Freshman, Travis Mckie is from Richmond, VA and played at John Marshall High. Also, Senior, Jaime Skeen, started his freshman year at Wake Forest and subsequently transfered to VCU.

A win tonight could mean a trip to NYC for the rest of the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament.