Via a source within the VCU athletic department Longwood will once again head to Richmond to take on the VCU Rams this December. The game will be on Friday December 21 at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The Rams are coming off a 29-7 season which ended in a two point loss to Indiana in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Leading scorer Bradford Burgess leaves but a slew of talented recruits, including his brother Jordan Burgess, will help supplement his loss. VCU is known for their up-tempo game and press defense. Longwood will see a similar style team earlier in the year, November 18 at Arkansas.
This will mark the fourth time the Lancers have taken on the Rams in the Division I era. The most recent match up came in Richmond in the 2007-08 season where the Rams throttled the Lancers 78-45. In 2005-06 the Lancers also fell in Richmond 91-80, and in 2006-07 the Rams opened their season in Farmville where they had a 75-63 victory.
Here is the Lancers’ Out of Conference Schedule so far:
Nov 18 @ Arkansas
Nov 20 @ Creighton
Nov 23 vs Florida A&M (Las Vegas)
Nov 24 vs Cornell/Presbyterian (Las Vegas)
Dec 10 @ Georgetown
Dec 19 @ Seton Hall
Dec 21 @ VCU
Discuss the Lancers Upcoming 2012-13 Schedule HERE
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