RAMS ADVANCE TO QUARTERFINALS WITH 63-57 WIN OVER FORDHAM

Score: VCU 63, Fordham 57
Records: VCU (23-9), Fordham (10-21)
Location: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
Short Story: Behind a late run, VCU advanced to the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals after defeating Fordham, 63-57 on Thursday afternoon. Three players scored in the double figures with senior Treveon Graham leading the way with 22 points.

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How It Happened:

  • It was all freshman Terry Larrier in the opening minutes of the game, as the Bronx native, scored the first five points for the Rams.
  • After Fordham grabbed an early advantage, VCU rallied as they went on a 9-0 run capped by a 3-pointer from Melvin Johnson, tying the game at 19-all. Fordham wouldn't go quietly as they retook the lead, 27-22, after back-to-back 3's from Brian Smith. 
  • Johnson answered again with a shot from behind the arc to put the Rams within two. With less than one minute remaining, Graham knocked down a 3-pointer to tie the game at 30-all heading into halftime. 
  • VCU took a five-point advantage in the second half, but both teams battled, tying the score three more times.
  • A huge dunk from Mo Alie-Cox followed by a jumper from Jonathan Williams put the Rams ahead by three, 55-52, a lead they would maintain to secure their win, allowing them to advance to Friday's quarterfinal matchup.

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Up Next:

The Rams will face Richmond, for the third time this season, tomorrow (March 13) in the A10 Quarterfinals. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. and will be on NBC Sports.