You don’t need me to tell you that VCU has been a much better basketball team since it left the Charleston Classic, but I’m going to anyway. Here are VCU’s four games through Charleston and after.

FIRST FOUR GAMES (Saint Francis & Charleston Classic)

FOUR GAMES SINCE (Western Kentucky Pt. II, Alabama, South Florida, George Washington)

Some of the most significant numbers to me right out of the gate are Bradford Burgess’ shooting percentages, VCU’s assist-to-turnover ratio and the overall growth of point guard Darius Theus. However, the Rams have also been better defensively, allowing just 55.8 points per game since Nov. 23.