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.

A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...