Rams can't come up with stop; drop second straight, 84-82

Tied at 82 with just 11 seconds left on the clock, GW's James Bishop IV brought the ball down the court and hit his 17 foot jumper.

The ref's corrected the game clock to 1.5 seconds, but the desperation three from Max Shulga came up short as the Rams lost their second straight game to start conference play.

Shulga ended the day with 20 points and 4 assists to lead the Rams.

In a game that saw 19 lead changes and 13 ties, there was never a clear look at to who would come out on top.

The Rams jumped out to an early 9 point lead, but a 10-2 run—including 7 straight from the free throw line—helped the Revolutionaries closed the gap.

While VCU shot an otherwise respectable 42% from the floor and 46% from three, it was again the defense that wasn't able to bring the Rams their first conference win.

For the second game in a row, a team that averaged around 37% from distance coming into the game shot better 50% on us.

The Revolutionaries connected on 56% of their three-point attempts, and shot 55% overall.

In the second half, GW connected on a ridiculous 81% of their shots from the floor, including 71% from range.

For those keeping records, they connected on 17 of their 21 shots from the floor in the final 20 minutes.

The former-GW, current VCU guard, Joe Bamisile, put up 18 points against his former squad.

Zeb Jackson was the only other Ram in double-digit scoring with 13 points. Jackson also tied Shulga with 4 assists.

In a game that didn't have many highlights for the home team, the Rams did manage to own a +10 margin on the board, 36-26.

The Rams converted that into 20 second chance points.

VCU also managed to turn 11 GW turnovers into 23 points.

In their first true road game of the season, the Rams will return to action on Tuesday, January 9th as they head to Fairfax to take on the Patriots of George Mason. That game is set to tip off at 7pm and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
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Marcus is a VCU School of World Studies graduate. Upon completing his degree in 2007, Marcus joined Michael, Matt, and Mat in creating VCURamNation.com.


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