VCU women’s team sweeps ODU

Courtney Hurt is no joke.

Already selected as one of the top 30 players in the country and a finalist for the Naismith Trophy in women’s basketball, she’s the top rebounder in the land and leads all players in double-doubles (now at 20).

If Old Dominion didn’t know that…they do now.

Hurt (overused headline alert) “put a hurting” on the Monarchs as Beth Cunningham’s Ram squad did what the men couldn’t do in holding serve at home and doing so in dominating fashion.

The 74-53 shelling of the CAA’s third ranked team was VCU’s second win over the black-and-blue this season.

Hurt dropped a Blake Griffin-like 27 points and 19 rebounds in VCU’s 15th win of the season.

The win moves the Rams to 10-4 in conference play, and just a game behind Old Dominion.

Andrea Barbour added 17 points to VCU’s total, just above her season average.

Ram point guard Jennifer Lane dropped a game high 7 assists in the win. The 5’8 junior added 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals on the night.

The black-and-gold dawned special pink uniforms, and 400 lucky fans walked away with free pink VCU t-shirts in a game meant to draw attention to breast cancer awareness.

After tonight’s performance, the Rams may want to consider sticking with the lucky pinks, as VCU get’s set for a 2-game road swing, starting with a battle against 7th seeded Drexel Feb 20th before taking on Preseason CAA Player of the Year Elena Della Donne and the Delaware Blue Hens.

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...