RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The VCU Rams have played just one ranked team in the regular season in Shaka Smart's 4+ years. This week they have a chance to play three in three days.
VCU is headed to the Bahamas to play in the Battle for Atlantis. The field involves four ranked teams, including #19 Memphis, who the Rams open with Thursday.
Each team plays three days in three days, regardless of wins or losses, so Smart sees this as a great opportunity on a few levels.
First, the team can earn some resume boosting victories, by getting the chance to play some of the best programs in the country.
Also, VCU can get used to the night after night schedule of the A-10 and NCAA tournaments.
After suffering its first loss of the season last Tuesday, VCU bounced back well with a blowout win at Winthrop Saturday.