Knotted up in a 4-way tie for 3rd place, the VCU Rams (5-2, 14-5) look to climb the ladder on Saturday night with a home matchup with the tied-for-first ODU Monarchs (6-1, 11-8).

RVA News – What to expect: ODU at VCU
Combine VCU’s recent shooting woes with ODU’s 44.5 effective field percentage (303rd nationally) and Saturdays game will likely be a brick fest. The Rams rank second nationally in defensive turnover % while ODU ranks seventh in defensive turnover %. VCU and ODU are two of the CAAs elite defensive teams and it will be interesting to see who can score when it counts.

@ScottyDVCU: In the past 10 years, VCU and ODU are a combined 433-193 (.692) with six CAA championships. Saturday is going to be fun.

@ScottyDVCU: More on that 10-year span… VCU has 224 wins (most in VA)… ODU has 209 (second most in VA)

CAA Hoops – The Hits Just Keep On Comin’…
[Last season] VCU got ODU in Norfolk, and ODU returned the favor in Richmond. And of course the CAA final was even better–ODU hit 5-7 threes in the first half and took an 18-point second half lead before VCU sliced the margin to one. ODU held on for the 70-65 win and automatic bid, but many believe VCUs resolve proved some things to some people who gathered in a room 10 days later. Cruel rivalry irony there.

This game marks the 13th sold-out home game at VCU in a row – the 6th longest active streak in the country. There are still some tickets available for Monday’s home game rematch with Hofstra.

Also – be wary around Mulligans on Main Street that night


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