Early statement opportunity for VCU 

November, 20, 2012
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ReddicPeter Casey/US PresswireJuvonte Reddic and VCU have a chance to make an early statement in their game against Memphis.
Football, turkey, blah, blah, blah. Here at GK Central, Thanksgiving is a chance to feast on college hoops, as this week might be the best opportunity we'll have all season to see legit mid-majors test themselves against top dogs -- or each other. The Battle 4 Atlantis alone figures to give us three days of tasty Giant Killer versus Giant matchups, including a pair of saucy opening-round games that we'll hit on below.

There's more -- oh yes, there's more -- to digest in the coming days. But if you can only watch four games (and if that's true, shame on you), these are the best of the bunch. Here's our look at what we stand to learn about each team.