- Feb 12, 2009
It’s been over a week since the black and gold hit the court, but Mike Rhoades and Co. are finally back in action, taking on the Missouri Valley’s preseason No.1, the Missouri State Bears. VCU has lost two of their last three and need to hold serve at home to keep building their at-large case. Missouri State comes in riding a three-game winning streak, but have dropped every key contest they’ve played this season, currently 0-3 against kenpom top-100 teams.
MISSOURI STATE (6-5)
The Bears grabbed 29 of the available first place preseason votes and checked in a No.1 in the Valley heading into the season and have been a tricky team despite their deceiving 6-5 record. Four of their five losses this season have become by four points or fewer including a 3-point road loss at No.32 Xavier and a 4-point neutral court L to Jim Larranaga’s Miami Hurricanes. State’s two worst losses, kenpom No.162 Little Rock and No.119 Buffalo, came by a combined two points.
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