Video: Homecoming, VCU v UNCW

It was homecoming on Broad St. tonight, and the Rams celebrated by winning their 9th straight in CAA play.

VCU opened the game with a flurry of 3-point bombs that kept the Seahawks of UNCW at a comfortable distance all night, and headed home with a 79-70 victory and an impressive 18-5 record, 10-1 in CAA games.

Joey Rodriguez lead all scorers with 25 points on the night, his second 20+ point output in the past three contests.

The win came without the help of two of VCU’s top three scorers, as seniors Jamie Skeen (14.5 points/game) and Brandon Rozzell (13.3) were shelved due to injuries.

Rozzell has missed the last six with a broken hand, Skeen was forced to miss his first of the season with a sprained knee.

The Rams sit atop the conference standings heading into a 3-game road trip.

The black-and-gold kick things off this Wednesday as they head to Boston to attempt a season sweep of the Northeastern Huskies (7-15, 3-8), then travel to Harrisonburg to face in-state rival James Madison (17-6, 7-4) this Saturday.

VCU will follow that up with a road game against 7th-placed Delaware (11-10, 6-5) before coming home to face rival Old Dominion (17-5, 8-3) February 2nd in a nationally televised battle on an ESPN channel (channel yet to be determined).

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...
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  • February 25, 2011
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