VCU Rams at Davidson Wildcats

VCU Rams Preview

The VCU Rams, who started 6-0 and were ranked No. 20 in the AP poll, are stumbling to the finish line, having lost six of their past seven games. VCU has dropped its past four road games but will be going for a season sweep of Davidson, having won 73-62 on Feb. 7, when the Rams set a school record by making all 19 of their free-throw attempts.  

That might be hard to replicate, but they also forced 21 turnovers, which is an area that has been key to the team’s success, forcing opponents to cough up the ball on 24.7 percent of their possessions, according to kenpom.com. Opponents are scoring just 64.8 points per game vs. the Rams, the second-lowest total in the Atlantic 10. 

Davidson Wildcats Preview

The Davidson Wildcats are 10-1 at home heading into their home finale, when they will try to avoid dropping to a .500 regular-season record. Davidson has an efficient offense that makes 36.6 percent of its 3-point attempts, and is led by junior guard Kellan Grady and senior guard Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who both tested the NBA draft waters after last season. 

Grady scored 27 in the first meeting against VCU and is averaging a team-high 17.1 points. Gudmundsson, the 2019 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, averages 14.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Freshman Mike Jones, who had been out with an arm injury since Feb. 14, returned Tuesday night in a loss at Richmond. He is shooting 42.2 percent from 3-point range.