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