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Game Preview: VCU v St. Bonaventure

VCU, the A-10’s current No.1 at 3-0, heads to St. Bonaventure, the A-10 defending champ and preseason pick to repeat, for a Frid-A10 rematch between last season’s tourney title championship teams. The Rams are red-hot as winners of their last seven while St. Bonaventure narrowly avoided a three-game losing streak in what would have been brutal fashion, having to come back from down double-digits against La Salle, a game after almost a month-long COVID pause that followed the Bonnies’ 37-point loss to Virginia Tech.

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From the game preview...​

VCU REGULATION POINTS SCORED v KENPOM TOP-100 DEFENSES​

57* v No.91 St. Peter’s
44* v No.89 Wagner
48* v No.56 Vanderbilt
61* v No.9 Baylor
56* v No.30 UConn
53 v No.87 Dayton

This performance was pretty predictable. The reality is the timing of Ace's return was a little bit of fools gold. YES, we are gonna be better with Ace in the lineup running the point, but him just being there isn't going to turn us into a good offense. We have issues on that side of the ball that one man isn't gonna fix.

We scored 75 against ODU's 175th-ranked defense. We scored (just) 66 points against Florida Atlantic's 225th-ranked D. We scored 85 points against La Salle's 249th-ranked D and then 84 against GW's 204th-ranked D.

There are under 3 minutes left in this game against St. Bonaventure's 110th-ranked D and we've got just 51 points.

Curious to see how we figure out ways to improve the offense going forward.