Monday, November 26, 2007

Rams report card; VA Top Five

VCU defeated Elon, 79-61, on Saturday night at the Siegel Center. Rams head coach Anthony Grant seemed pleased with his team's effort, coming off of two losses in San Juan last week.
In the first half VCU’s snazzy pair of starting guards, Jamal Shuler and Eric Maynor, went two-for-two on three-point-shots in propelling VCU to a 21-point advantage at the break. In the second stanza, as Rams head coach Anthony Grant shuffled 12 players in and out of action, his team’s lead fluctuated between 25 and 15 points.

Call it a nice working margin.
For commentary on the Elon game and the Rams season (3-2), so far, click here to read an article I penned for

This week we are launching SLANTblog's Virginia Top Five feature. For the rest of the season each Monday it will rank the five best men's basketball teams from among the 14 Division I programs in the Commonwealth.

SLANTblog's VA Top Five

1. George Mason (5-1)
2. Virginia (5-1)
3. VCU (3-2)
4. ODU (3-3)
5. Va. Tech (2-2)

1 comment:

Jason Kenney said...

Gotta say this about GMU and ODU:

George Mason put up a great game against Kansas and lost one to Villanova, 1-1 against top 25. ODU's three losses are all against top 25 teams. While it'd have been nice for them to win at least one of those, still a tough shot. Good showing for CAA teams, though.