The Rams lost the first home game of the season this afternoon as rival Old Dominion out-fundamentaled VCU to get the 70-59 road win.
Old Dominion threw a 2-3 zone at VCU and watched the Rams sink behind 38% shooting on the game.
VCU hit only 7 of their 27 attempts from long range, and Â were dominated in the paint throughout the afternoon.
Jamie Skeen came off a career high 32 points at Delaware, but was held to just 4 shot attempts and 7 points in the loss.
Skeen’s 6 rebounds lead the Rams, but ODU dominated the glass to a 20 rebound advantage.
Perhaps the only bright spot on the evening was senior Brandon Rozzell’s team leading 15 points off the bench. Â Rozzell played in just his second game after missing the previous eight with a broken hand.
The loss drops the Rams to 12-3 in CAA play, still a game ahead of Old Dominion and good enough for second heading into tonight’s George Mason v. James Madison game. Â A Mason loss would once again find the Rams tied for first place.
Either way, VCU will have little time to feel sorry for their loss as they host current top seed George Mason this tuesday night at the Siegel Center, 7PM.
A home win against JMU and the Patriots would come into Richmond on an 11-game win streak in yet another battle for sole possession of first place.