Once again, Rams head coach Anthony Grant had to depend on all-conference junior guard Eric Maynor to carry the team at the end of the game. This time around, as it usually does, that strategy worked. Maynor scored nine of his game-high 26 points in the last four minutes.
Although VCU (20-6, 13-3 in CAA) defeated Northeastern (12-14, 8-8 in CAA), this game was another example of the Rams inability to take a substantial second-half lead and run away with the game. Instead, once again, VCU let their opponent climb back into the game and it ended up being a nail-biter.
The Rams play next in Akron, to face the Zips on BracketBusters Saturday at 11 a.m. (ESPN2).