Video: Homecoming, VCU v UNCW
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).