MEN'S BASKETBALL GAMEDAY: VCU VS. GEORGE WASHINGTON

WHAT: VCU vs. George Washington
WHERE: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
WHEN: 2 p.m.
THE SERIES: VCU leads 13-3
LAST MEETING: VCU 60, George Washington 50 (Feb. 6, 2019)

TV: CBS 6 (Richmond) - Scott Jackson (play-by-play) and Rodney Ashby (color) 
ONLINE: ESPN+
RADIO: Ram Radio (910 The Fan & BIG 98.5) l Listen
LIVE STATS: Statbroadcast
TWITTER: @VCU_Hoops l @VCUscores l @VCUHorns l @VCUAthletics

ABOUT THE VCU RAMS (20-6, 11-2 ATLANTIC 10)
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ABOUT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON COLONIALS (8-18, 4-9 ATLANTIC 10)
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TALKING POINTS

  • VCU looks to extend its season-high seven-game win streak when it welcomes George Washington to the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center Saturday. The Rams are coming off a 76-42 rout of Rhode Island, VCU's largest win of the Mike Rhoades era. Sophomore forward Marcus Santos-Silva provided his fifth double-double of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds in just 22 minutes to pace VCU.

  • This will be the 17th all-time meeting between these programs. VCU holds a 13-3 advantage, including a 10-3 mark since it joined the A-10 in 2012-13. VCU topped George Washington 60-50 on Feb. 6 in Foggy Bottom. The Rams held the Colonials to 34 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers that night. 

  • VCU's seven-game win streak is its longest since it won nine in a row during the 2016-17 season.

  • VCU with a one-game lead over Davidson atop the A-10 standings. VCU is chasing its second A-10 regular season crown. The Rams shared the title with Dayton and St. Bonaventure in 2015-16. VCU also won the league tournament title in 2015. 

  • Only one team in the country (Virginia) has been better defending the 3-point line this season than the Rams. VCU opponents are shooting .264 from the arc. VCU opponents shot .351 from three last year.

  • VCU has held 13 opponents to 60 points or fewer this season. The Rams acheived that feat twice all of last season. VCU ranks third nationally in defensive effective field goal percentage (.425).

  • No program has won more games in A-10 play than VCU since the Rams joined the league for the 2012-13 campaign. VCU is 84-33 in conference play over that span, a .718 winning percentage. VCU is also 13-5 in A-10 Tournament play. 

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