Skeen fights through pain for VCU

by Matt Lincoln

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Jamie Skeen may be back playing for VCU, but he's far from 100%.  Skeen missed a game with a sprained knee, has dealt with turf toe for the last two weeks, and to add insult to injury, is battling a head cold.

But you couldn't tell by the way he is playing.  Skeen leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.2 and 7.8 respectively.  Wednesday night he had a career high 32 points and scored his 1,000th career point.

Skeen leads VCU into their two biggest home games of the season over the span of four days.  VCU hosts Old Dominion Saturday at 2pm, and then George Mason on Tuesday night.  The Rams are tied with GMU at the top of the Colonial, and both teams lead ODU by two games.  But the Monarchs will come in looking for payback - as the Rams beat the Monarchs on their home floor 59-50 last month.

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