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VCU rallies from late 12-point deficit, falls short in 63-60 upset loss to Norfolk State

Chris Graham
VCU Basketball
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The Ryan Odom era at VCU is off to a rough start. The Rams are now 4-4 after falling to Norfolk State, 63-60, on Friday night at the Siegel Center.

Norfolk State (6-3) was ranked 232nd in KenPom coming in, so, yeah this is a bad loss for VCU, which is now 3-2 at home this season – the other loss to McNeese State.

Zeb Jackson led the Rams with 15 points in this one.

The Spartans led by 12 with four minutes to go. VCU twice got the margin down to three late, but Max Shulga missed a potential game-tying three at the buzzer.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].