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VCU gets one more tuneup before heading to Florida for this year’s Emerald Coast Classic semis and the resume-building opportunities that await against Purdue and either Tennessee or Florida State. But first comes Alabama State and what is on paper VCU’s biggest mismatch of the season. This could be a lot of fun.

VCU (5-0)
ALABAMA STATE (0-4)
A QUICK LOOK AT ALABAMA STATE
Last season’s sixth place SWAC finishers will collect a paycheck to take on the Rams tonight at the Stu in what is a daunting task for Lewis Jackson’s Hornets. The longtime State coach has struggled to get his Hornets out of sub-300 range these past few seasons and has been beaten up early by a slew of top-100 teams, taking several 30-point beatings to the likes of Gonzaga, Houston and Tennessee. The Hornets posted a season-high 64 points agains the Zags but surrendered 95 in their road opener, but have yet to surpass 60 since. That gets no easier tonight against the highest-ranked defense they will have faced...
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