Final Score: Saint Louis 76, VCU 60
Location: Saint Louis, Mo. (Chaifetz Arena)
Records: VCU (20-8, 12-3 A-10), Saint Louis (14-14, 9-6 A-10)
The Short Story: Trailing by as many as 17 points in the second quarter, VCU trimmed the Billikens' lead to just 51-45 with 6:47 left in the contest. Saint Louis went 19-of-20 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter to keep the Rams from completing the comeback.
- Sofya Pashigoreva scored a career-high 10 points along with three rebounds.
- Taya Robinson scored nine points, a career-high five assists and tied a career-high with four steals.
- All 10 VCU players that appeared in the game scored at least three points.
- VCU shot just 35.6 percent from the floor while Saint Louis shot 44.2 percent.
- The Billikens also went 25-of-29 from the free throw line (86.2 percent) while VCU went 14-of-20 (70 percent).
- Saint Louis had three players combine for 63 of their 76 points, led by Jordan Frantz who scored 27 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- VCU opened the scoring to start the game but Saint Louis went on a 20-6 run to end the first quarter and led 20-8 heading into the second quarter.
- The Rams trailed by as many as 17 points in the second quarter, finding themselves down 33-16 with 4:06 left before halftime.
- VCU rallied with a 10-3 run to end the half and trailed just 36-26 at halftime.
- The Billikens extended their lead back to 50-37 to start the fourth quarter but an 8-1 run by the Rams got them within 51-45 with 6:47 remaining.
- VCU had Tera Reed and Taya Robinson foul out in the final few minutes while Saint Louis went 19-of-20 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.
VCU hosts Davidson in the regular season finale at 1 p.m. on March 2 at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.