Wow. The best of the A-10 took the floor Tuesday night. An established VCU team, accustomed to success, faded against the "New Money" Colonials. The Smith Center was rocking. My ears continue to ring an hour later. Despite a hot start from three and turning the ball over seven fewer times, VCU just couldn't keep up. This win really had everything. A Savage throw-down? Check. Timely threes? Check (Thank you Pato). Stifling defense? G-Dub forced 14 turnovers and held the rams to 36.8% from the field.
Patricio Garino had a career high 25 points with 7 boards and three steals. Kevin Larsen also notched a career high 22 points on 9 of 11 shooting. Zeek posted a double-double (11 points 14 rebounds) 4 (!!) blocks and 2 steals. We want UMASS. We want Arizona.
Full recap tomorrow.