It was the first time in weeks that fans got to see their Rams at The Stu. After ending a 5 game road stretch, 2-3, VCU hosted the Bulls of South Florida (5-2) out of the Big East conference.
If being the first home game in 19 days wasn’t enough to get the Rams ready, surely, they haven’t forgotten what happened last year in Tampa, losing in overtime, 60-59 after giving up a 10 point lead.
This game would be different. The Rams put in a great showing, beating the Bulls 69-46.
The first half saw a pretty even exchange from both teams, each scoring 28 points. The Rams really pushed the ball scoring at least 10 points in transition off of turnovers.
The intensity level was high for all 40 minutes for the Rams. VCU forced 14 turnovers on the night with 2 shot clock violations, making their defensive effort pay dividends.
Junior Darius Theus had a great outting for the Rams, scoring 11 points on the night and 5 assists. The Rams also got 17 points from long range sharp shooter Troy Daniels who shot 5 of 9 from downtown.
Senior Bradford Burgess was the Rams 2nd largest contributor with 15 points.
Ram fans watched both VCU bigs, Juvonte Reddic and DJ Haley put forth a great effort on both ends. Reddic dropped 5 points and while Haley contributed 6 while both combined for 15 rebounds.
VCU hopes to make more memories in Washington DC on December 4th as they will take part once again in the BB&T Classic.