RAMS CLINCH NO. 1 SEED WITH WIN OVER DAVIDSON

Final Score: VCU 61, Davidson 54

Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena)

Records: VCU (21-8, 13-3 A-10), Davidson 16-13, 10-6

The Short Story: VCU built a 15-point second half lead before holding Davidson off late to win a share of its first regular season Atlantic 10 title and the No. 1 seed for the A-10 Tournament. The Rams will play the winner of the No. 8 vs. No. 9 seed matchup at 11 a.m. on March 8 in Pittsburgh.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Rams posted the best conference finish in history, topping the second place finish of the 2008-09 team that finished second in the CAA and earned an at-large bid to the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
  • Tera Reed scored a team-high 12 points and went 10-of-10 at the free throw line.
  • Taya Robinson was second on the team with 11 points and four rebounds.
  • All nine players that entered the game for VCU scored at least four points.
  • The Rams shot 43.9 percent from the floor and limited Davidson to just 31.6 percent shooting.
  • VCU also limited Davidson to shoot just 25.1 percent from 3-point range, going 5-of-20.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU jumped out to a 6-0 run to being the game with 7:09 left in the first quarter.
  • Davidson responded with a 13-5 run to take a 13-11 lead at the end of the first.
  • The Rams responded with a 15-2 run to storm back into a 26-15 lead with 3:01 left before halftime. VCU led 31-24 at the break.
  • VCU extended its lead to 45-30 with 4:49 left in the third quarter before Davidson scored the final five points of the quarter to make it 45-35 heading into the final 10 minutes.
  • The Rams again pulled away with a 5-0 run to push its lead back to 15 points at 50-35. The Wildcats answered with an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to 50-43 with 3:39 remaining.
  • VCU let Davidson get no closer than five points for the remainder of the contest.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU will be the No. 1 seed and play March 8 at 11 a.m. in the A-10 Tournament Quarterfinals. VCU will play the winner of the No. 8 vs. No. 9 seed matchup.

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