Rams send off Burgess in style, defeat Mason

Fans couldn’t ask for more out of a more important game to close out the Rams season at the Stu.  A game that honored Senior Bradford Burgess also saw the Rams lock up the 2nd-seed in the CAA tournament after a 89-77 win over George Mason.

Burgess received a standing ovation as he was the lone senior on senior this Senior Night.  The Midlothian native dropped a new career high with 31 points on the night, going 5-11 from behind the arc.

The Rams dominated the first half, going up by as many as 20 points. George Mason turned the ball over 14 times that half.

Mason was able to cut VCU’s lead to just single digits with minutes remaining before the Rams were able to capitalize on GMU’s fouls at the line.

Junior Troy Daniels got the Rams hot early, knocking down three of his first four 3-point attempts, and ended the night with 17 points.

VCU had five times as many points off of turnovers than Mason,  a 20-4 advantage in the win.

VCU will take on the winner of Friday’s 7 v 10 matchup, getting either Northeastern or William & Mary at 6PM at the Richmond Coliseum. The Rams went 3-0 against the combo this year.

Tickets are still available through the Siegel Center box office as well as the Richmond Coliseum.

Michael Hagan is a '04 VCU Graduate (Mass Comm) and a lifelong Richmonder. He also is a full time commercial & video producer. His favorite VCU ...