Who's Playing

La Salle @ VCU

Current Records: La Salle 6-7; VCU 9-4

What to Know

The VCU Rams are 7-0 against the La Salle Explorers since February of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. The Rams will play host again and welcome La Salle to Stuart Siegel Center, where tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET. VCU is out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.

VCU took their contest against the Navy Midshipmen last week by a conclusive 74-52 score. VCU's forward Jalen DeLoach was one of the most active players for the squad, picking up 18 points in addition to six rebounds.

Meanwhile, on Thursday La Salle capped 2022 off with an 80-76 win over the Howard Bison. Having forecasted a close victory for La Salle, the oddsmakers were right on the money. They got double-digit scores from four players: guard Khalil Brantley (24), guard Anwar Gill (18), forward Fousseyni Drame (13), and guard Jhamir Brickus (11).

This next matchup looks promising for the Rams, who are favored by a full 12 points. They hadn't treated bettors all too well in the past (they are 4-9), but they might be worth taking a chance on now after beating the spread two games in a row.

Their wins bumped VCU to 9-4 and the Explorers to 6-7. We'll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when VCU and La Salle clash.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Stuart Siegel Center -- Richmond, Virginia
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $18.00


The Rams are a big 12-point favorite against the Explorers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 12-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

VCU have won all of the games they've played against La Salle in the last eight years.

  • Jan 08, 2022 - VCU 85 vs. La Salle 66
  • Jan 30, 2021 - VCU 73 vs. La Salle 62
  • Jan 25, 2020 - VCU 76 vs. La Salle 65
  • Jan 09, 2019 - VCU 69 vs. La Salle 63
  • Jan 06, 2018 - VCU 80 vs. La Salle 74
  • Jan 22, 2017 - VCU 90 vs. La Salle 52
  • Feb 03, 2016 - VCU 88 vs. La Salle 70