Led by Eric Maynor, the Rams went on a 13-2 run to close the game, erasing a 5-point deficit to claim the CAA crown from last year's national Cinderella sweethearts, George Mason. Maynor, a sophomore, turned steals after steal into a comeback, scoring 9 straight points in the final minutes.
VCU is 27-6, the best record in school history, and they are the CAA champeens! If you get a chance to see them, watch senior B.A. Walker extra-closely. He was a student in my Essentials of Public Speaking class three years ago, and he's a really good kid.
VCU's on the front page of SI.com and Verizon's sports page. Nice piece by Bill Trocchi on SI. Now if they can create a quarter of the excitement Mason did last year, maybe I'll actually start giving more than half a crap about college basketball.