So news broke that VCU will be playing on
#TipOffMarathon versus UVA at 7:00 #GoRams #VCU
VCU at Virginia, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2: It's almost unfair to pit the ESPN2 primetime games against the Champions Classic. They're bound to look pale by comparison. But on any other night of the season, VCU-Virginia (and its 9 p.m. ET follow-up, about which more below) would be must-see stuff. The basketball is good in and of itself. Under Shaka Smart, Virginia Commonwealth has morphed 2011's shock Final Four run into a burgeoning outfit that plays one of the most recognizable systems -- a constantly turnover-hawking pressing style -- in the country. UVa, meanwhile, has steadily improved under fifth-year coach Tony Bennett, who has adopted many of the pack-line defensive principles that his father Dick Bennett developed long ago at Wisconsin-Green Bay. The contrast of speed and style couldn't be more pronounced here, and if a hearty quasi-cultural, in-state rivalry doesn't exist between these two very different schools already, it shouldn't take long."
Great news for VCU fans because the game will be on national TV at a 7:00 p.m. tip-off. This game I think will be one of VCU's hardest and most exciting games all year. Both teams are returning much talent like I have stated in my preview of this matchup:( http://vcubasketball.blogspot.com/2013/06/vcu-vs-uva-preview.html ). VCU will try to show the country that they are the best team in Virginia once and for all by beating UVA at JPJ.