Final Score: VCU 47, Georgetown 45
Location: Washington, D.C. (McDounough Arena)
Records: VCU 6-2, Georgetown 5-4
The Short Story: In a battle of two of the nation's top 15 defenses, VCU and Georgetown were tied 41-41 with 2:16 remaining before the Rams went on a 6-1 run and held off the Hoyas. Georgetown had a chance to tie the game on the final possession but Mikayla Venson's shot attempt fell short at the buzzer.
- Taya Robinson led VCU with 12 points and nine rebounds.
- Kseniya Malashka scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds.
- Tera Reed had seven points in just 24 minutes before fouling out.
- Danielle Hammond had six points and six rebounds.
- The Rams shot 33.3 percent from the field while the Hoyas shot 32.8 percent. VCU ranked sixth nationally in field goal percentage coming into the game while Georgetown ranked 13th.
- Georgetown was led by Dionna White and Dorothy Adomako who each scored 14 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Hoyas jumped out to a 14-6 lead on VCU with 5:58 remaining in the first quarter.
- The Rams responded with a 10-2 run that was punctuated by a Robinson layup to tie the game 16-16 at the quarter buzzer.
- Both teams locked down defensively in the second quarter with each team scoring eight points and the game was tied 24-24 at halftime.
- The Hoyas went on an 8-0 run to start the third quarter and led 32-24 with 6:04 remaining. VCU responded with a 6-0 run to cut their lead to just 32-30 but the Hoyas got the final two buckets of the period and led 36-30 going into the fourth.
- VCU went on a 6-0 run to start the final quarter and tied the game 36-36 with 7:20 left.
- The teams traded the lead and were tied again at 41-41 before Robinson converted a three-point play at the free throw line and Hammond scored a putback layup as part of a 6-1 run that gave the Rams the lead for good at 47-42.
- The Hoyas banked in a 3-pointer from White to cut the lead to 47-45 with 14 seconds remaining.
- Nyra Williams missed both free throws on the ensuing play and gave the Hoyas the final possession. Venson was heavily guarded by Williams and her 3-point shot attempt fell short as time expired.
VCU travels to Cincinnati on Dec. 7 for a 7 p.m. tipoff.