Saturday, December 16, 2006

VCU 53, UAB 44

At the Siegel Center tonight, before a crowd of 4,124, a college basketball game was played between a pair of old rivals. It was the 36th meeting between Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As neither team was ever able to establish an offensive rhythm, both tried to win it with their defense.

VCU’s defense was better. It caused UAB to turn the ball over 22 times and it held the Blazers to making only 31.3 percent of their shots from the field: VCU 53, UAB 44.

“It wasn’t pretty but we found a way to win,” said Rams first-year head coach. Anthony Grant.

The Rams point guard, sophomore Eric Maynor, quietly and efficiently did a little of everything to help VCU find its winning way. He scored 12 points, dished out five assists, grabbed six rebounds, blocked two shots and made three steals.

VCU (8-2) will next face Delaware (0-7) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Siegel Center.

1 comment:

spankthatdonkey said...

4,000 + living souls (announced right?) packed Trani Dome!!

Good thing they left the Richmond Coliseum!!

What's funny is that originally Trani Dome was to seat only 6,000 or so to give the "illusion" of a packed arena!!!