Game Preview: VCU v Richmond

The Rams and Spiders tip it up in a rematch of last month’s nail-biter, a two-point road win for VCU that put Mike Rhoades’ squad in charge of their A-10 tourney double-bye destiny while relegating the Spiders to playing a bit of catchup. The black and gold won that one with lights out shooting and lockdown three-point defense, getting a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double from big man Hason Ward in the process. With Ward’s status in question tonight following an ankle sprain at Fordham, will VCU have enough juice to slam the door on Richmond’s top-4 hopes or will a banged up roster open the door for a Spiders upset?

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 ...