VCU was a 14 point favorite in the Wednesday night meeting in Williamsburg. Clearly, whoever set that didn’t see the last meeting in Richmond that saw the Rams win an overtime thriller.
The Rams weren’t looking for something as dramatic this go around and would beat the Tribe, 87-78 making it an 8 game win streak.
The Tribe cut the Rams lead down to as close as 7 points in the final minutes on a Quinn McDowell three pointer but that’s as close as they would get to the Rams.
VCU saw 4 players scoring in double digits. Sophomore Juvonte lead all Rams in scoring with 20 points while Troy Daniels added 16, Treveon Graham dropped in 13.
VCU sophomore Rob Brandenberg continued to play himself out of his recent slump dropping 17 points and 3 assists.
Coach Smart’s Havoc style defense forced 12 turnovers from the Tribe, 9 of those coming off of steals by VCU. The Rams kept William & Mary stand out Quinn McDowell to just 8 points off of shooting 2 for 7 on the night.
The Rams move onto a 19-5 record and return to The Stu on Saturday as they host Northeastern as part of Homecoming weekend.