Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Not your daddy’s VCU Rams

The week’s sports column at Richmond.com, The Bounce, is a heads-up for area hoops fans: These aren’t your daddy’s VCU Rams. Something very interesting, hoops-wise, is in its early stages of development here in the Fan District. The Rams new coach, Anthony Grant, has VCU playing at a pace just short of a runaway train, but almost magically, the players are not out of control.

“This year’s tilt was at the Robins Center on Saturday. Promoted as the Farm Bureau Insurance Black & Blue Classic, it was also a clash in basketball philosophies, in that it matched Richmond's somewhat specialized offense against VCU’s new overplaying defense. Going into it, this was a match-up that had some local hoops aficionados wondering which team's so-called ‘system’ would give way to the other ... when push came to shove. This time it was the visiting Rams' stifling 'D' that prevailed: VCU 68, Richmond 54.”

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