Record: (26-8, 12-4 A-10)
RPI: 12 (.622)
BPI: 18 (74.6)
Conference: Atlantic 10 Conference
How They Qualified: At-Large Bid
Since their Final Four run in 2011, the VCU Rams have become a household name and probably loved by an idiot in your office pool that claims he picked that correctly. In 2012 and 2013 the Rams saw success, but none on the scale of the 2011 season. This year, the Rams managed to have another superb regular season, including 26 wins and finishing in second place in the A-10 standings.
The Rams are fortunate enough to have a good mix of skilled players leading them this season. The trio of Briante Weber, Juvonte Reddic, and Treveon Graham has been exceptional this season. They each provide an excellent scoring presence for the Rams and each is able to either rebound or pass the ball at a high level. They (and Shaka Smart) are the reasons that VCU went to the A-10 title game. They’re the reasons that VCU is a five seed.
What You Need to Know
Leading Scorer: Treveon Graham– 15.7 points per game
Leading Rebounder: Juvonte Reddic – 8.4 rebounds per game
Leading Passer: Briante Weber – 3.8 assists per game
Bad Losses: @ Northern Iowa,
Good Wins: @ Virginia
What to Expect
If you read my Stephen F. Austin tournament profile or follow my Twitter account, you know that I am on the Lumberjacks’s bandwagon. I think the world of that team and I even have them in my Sweet Sixteen. The problem for VCU is that SFA is who they’re playing in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Don’t get me wrong, VCU is certainly capable of making the Final Four and beating Florida, Kansas, etc. I just think that they won’t be able to get past Stephen F. Austin, a team that has been on a complete tear since November 23rd.
Congratulations to VCU! They are going to try and wreak some Havoc on brackets!