|VCU||T Graham 16.2||J Reddic 7.8||D Theus 4.9|
|Richmond||D Brothers 16.2||D Williams 6.8||C Lindsay 3.4|
No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth heads to Robins Center on Thursday to take on Richmond. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST and it can be seen on CBSSN. The Rams are 3-1 against the Spiders over the last four years. The last time they met (12/9/2011) they won 73-51.
Virginia Commonwealth is 1st in the conference and Richmond is 7th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.
In their last outing, behind 22 points and 6 rebounds from Rob Brandenberg, the Rams blew out Duquesne 90-63 on January 19th. He is putting up 11.2 points per game while also averaging 3.1 rebounds per game. In an 81-61 blowout of Charlotte on January 19th, Darien Brothers put up 39 points and 8 rebounds for the Spiders. He leads the team with 16.2 points per game.
Virginia Commonwealth has a statistical advantage in two significant areas. With the edge in rebounding (36 per game to 29 per game), the Rams should find themselves in a good position on offense. Additionally, Virginia Commonwealth has the advantage over Richmond in scoring, 79 points per game to 70 points per game. Richmond will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: effective field goal percentage at 53.0 and free throw rate at 42.9.
- Virginia Commonwealth has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.727 to 0.558).
- Juvonte Reddic is ranked 8th in the A-10 in points, 2nd in the A-10 in rebounds, and 5th in the A-10 in steals.
- Keep filling up on cupcakes. Virginia Commonwealth has a stronger schedule than Richmond this season (SOS Rank: #68 vs #190).
- Virginia Commonwealth players are more experienced than Richmond players (11,459 minutes played vs 9,356 minutes played).
- Troy Daniels is ranked 9th in the A-10 in points and 1st nationally in three-pointers.
- It's only wins and losses, but Virginia Commonwealth has a better overall record than Richmond this season (11-3 vs 10-5).
- Virginia Commonwealth has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Richmond (1 vs 0).
- Treveon Graham is ranked 7th in the A-10 in points.
- Virginia Commonwealth embarrassed Richmond by 22 points the last time they played (Dec 09, 2011).
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Virginia Commonwealth has come back to win after being down at half against Richmond 4 times since 1996.
- Briante Weber is ranked 4th in the A-10 in assists and 1st nationally in steals.