Rhoades says VCU has to take same ap­proach vs. U.Va.

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORTS 2 - — Wayne Epps Jr.

ev­ery re­bound. Try to get ev­ery steal, do what­ever our team needs me to do to help them win. And that was just the fo­cus.”

VCU heads to Char­lottesville on Sun­day on a high, to face No. 4-ranked Vir­ginia.

The Cava­liers, known for their tough Pack-Line de­fense and me­thod­i­cal pace, are hold­ing teams to just 51.5 points a game, the best mark in the coun­try. Per KenPom. com, their ad­justed tempo of 62.4 pos­ses­sions per 40 min­utes is last in the coun­try.

Af­ter Wed­nes­day’s game, Rhoades said VCU needs to have the same ap­proach against U.Va. as it did against Texas.

“We got to play un­be­liev­able de­fense, and then we got to be more ag­gres­sive on of­fense, not be so ro­botic,” Rhoades told Li­tos. “But against a team like them, that, they don’t make mis­takes, you can’t make it worse by you mak­ing lazy mis­takes, as I call them.”

Sun­day’s game, which tips off at 1:30 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena, is the sec­ond of a home-and­home se­ries be­tween the Rams and Cava­liers.

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