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VCU put together their best half of basketball on the season in Wednesday’s Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals, turning a 4-point halftime deficit into a 12-point Rams win over the ACC’s Syracuse Orange. Their reward? A semifinal matchup with the defending national champion Baylor Bears. Happy Thanksgiving.

VCU (3-2)
No.6 BAYLOR BEARS (5-0)
A QUICK LOOK AT BAYLOR
The Bears made easy work of the 2021 NCAA tournament field, winning all but one of their six tourney wins by double-digits including a 16-point whooping of top-seeded Gonzaga. With that success has come pay days for several key pieces including NBA lottery pick, Davion Mitchell, as well as second round draftee, Jared Butler. Fellow starters Macio Teague (G League) and Mark Vital (NFL) went out on top as well, leaving Flo Thamba (6’10 245) as the team’s only returning starter. The Bears rank 247th nationally in minutes continuity, meaning this is a new look Bears team, but one that has looked fairly similar to last season’s...

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