The 2006/07 Rams will be led by senior guards B.A. Walker and Jesse Pellot-Rosa. Walker averaged 11.7 ppg. last season and led the team with 63 three-pointers. Pellot-Rosa averaged 7.4 ppg. and paced VCU with 5.1 boards per game. The Rams were 19-10 a season ago, including a 11-7 mark in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Xavier was 21-11 last season, its ninth 20-win season in the past 10 years. All five starters will return from the outfit the captured the 2006 Atlantic 10 championship. The teams have met twice, previously; VCU defeated Xavier in both of those games. The Rams will face either Villanova (28-5) or College of Charleston (17-11) in the second round.