They come in 6-3 with losses to #23 Wichita St, #2 Duke and #11 Missouri. Yes, they are pretty damn good...
Treveon Graham and Juvonte Reddic (no relation to J.J.) lead the team in scoring at 14.8 and 14.6. Graham is 9-17 beyond the arc, but Troy Daniels is the one to watch out there (14-32). Darius Theus (no relation to Reggie) is about to be their all-time assist leader so Releford will have his hands full. He is coming off a knee injury and according to reports he's still not 100%.
As a team they get at it on the offensive boards, force 18 turnovers a game, and hit almost 40% from 3.
- 42.9% FG
- 64.6% FT
- +5.0 rebound margin
- 59.4 points given up per game
It's early in the season and while this isn't quite a must win game for us, I'd say we need to at least make this respectable. I don't know who's gonna pick up Reddic inside as we don't have a defender that can bother him too much. IMO he's the key to the game... we contain him on the boards and keep him 10ft out we have a good chance to win.
If you want to read a good VCU blog go here. They give a lot of praise to Anthony Grant.
Game is 4PM EST (3PM CST) on CBS Sports Network.