Rams struggled to find any rhythm; lose to Minutemen

Winners of four straight—and nine of their last ten—coming into tonights game, VCU (17-9; 9-4) looked to stay in contention for a possible regular season title with a win over the Minutemen of UMASS.

But, what could go wrong, did go wrong for the Rams on Tuesday night as they fell on the road, 75-52.

The Rams struggled mightily from the field in the first half as they missed their first 14 shots from the field.

Max Shulga connected on a three from the corner at the 8:50 mark of the first half to give the Rams their first field goal.

Shulga ended the night with 10 points coming from three three-pointers to go along with his 5 rebounds.

VCU managed to make seven of their last 14 shots of the first half, but could only get as close as 12 points by the halftime whistle.

UMASS held VCU to just 30% shooting on the night while connecting on 48% of their own attempts.

The Rams struggled to maintain possession as they turned the ball over 13 times.

The Minutemen capitalized turning those into 23 points.

The lone bright spot for the Rams was the production coming from the bench as they outscored the UMASS bench 36-15.

Joe Bamisile contributed 13 points and led the Rams in scoring for the night.

This was the first win for the Minutemen over the Rams since February 26, 2020.

The Rams return to action on Sunday, February 25th, as they host the Hawks of St Joe's. The Homecoming game is set to tip at 4pm EST is sold-out. The match will be broadcast on CBSSN.
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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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