A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 12th-seeded VCU Rams (27-7) hit the court against the No. 5 seed Saint Mary's Gaels (26-7) on Friday at MVP Arena. The contest starts at 2:00 PM.

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Saint Mary's (CA) vs. VCU Game Info

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Saint Mary's (CA) Stats Insights

  • This season, the Gaels have a 45.8% shooting percentage from the field, which is 4.3% higher than the 41.5% of shots the Rams' opponents have knocked down.
  • In games Saint Mary's (CA) shoots higher than 41.5% from the field, it is 22-2 overall.
  • The Gaels are the 131st-ranked rebounding team in the nation, the Rams sit at 257th.
  • The Gaels score 71.4 points per game, 8.5 more points than the 62.9 the Rams allow.
  • Saint Mary's (CA) has a 23-4 record when scoring more than 62.9 points.

VCU Stats Insights

  • The Rams' 46.5% shooting percentage from the field this season is five percentage points higher than the Gaels have given up to their opponents (41.5%).
  • This season, VCU has a 21-3 record in games the team collectively shoots above 41.5% from the field.
  • The Rams are the 257th-ranked rebounding team in the country, the Gaels sit at 123rd.
  • The Rams score an average of 71.4 points per game, 11.3 more points than the 60.1 the Gaels allow.
  • When VCU allows fewer than 71.4 points, it is 23-4.

Saint Mary's (CA) Home & Away Comparison

  • Offensively Saint Mary's (CA) has played better when playing at home this season, posting 74.8 points per game, compared to 70 per game on the road.
  • The Gaels are giving up 57.4 points per game this year in home games, which is 5.5 fewer points than they're allowing away from home (62.9).
  • At home, Saint Mary's (CA) is sinking 1.2 fewer threes per game (7.9) than away from home (9.1). It also owns a lower three-point percentage at home (38%) compared to in away games (40.1%).

VCU Home & Away Comparison

  • At home, VCU scores 73 points per game. On the road, it scores 68.7.
  • The Rams concede 61.2 points per game at home, and 65.5 on the road.
  • At home, VCU knocks down 6.1 3-pointers per game, 0.6 more than it averages away (5.5). However, its 3-point shooting percentage is lower at home (33.7%) than away (34.9%).

Saint Mary's (CA) Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
2/25/2023 @ Gonzaga L 77-68 McCarthey Athletic Center
3/6/2023 BYU W 76-69 Orleans Arena
3/7/2023 Gonzaga L 77-51 Orleans Arena
3/17/2023 VCU - MVP Arena

VCU Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/9/2023 Davidson W 71-53 Barclays Center
3/11/2023 Saint Louis W 90-78 Barclays Center
3/12/2023 Dayton W 68-56 Barclays Center
3/17/2023 Saint Mary's (CA) - MVP Arena