VCU Rams open in A10 | Richmond Free Press

Plenty of lunchtime basketball is on the menu for Virginia Commonwealth University.

The eighth-seeded Rams will open Atlantic 10 Tournament play at noon Thursday, March 8, against No. 9 University of Dayton at Capital One Arena in Washington.

Dayton is coached by former VCU Coach Anthony Grant. The VCU Rams and Dayton Flyers split two games during the regular season, each winning at home.

If victorious in the tournament, VCU Coach Mike Rhoades’ Rams advance to play No. 1 University of Rhode Island at noon Friday, March 9.

Should good fortune continue, VCU’s semifinal and championship time slots, Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, respectively, would be 1 p.m.

Finishing 17-14 overall and 9-9 in the A-10 Conference, the Rams…

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