LEWIS, TILLMAN POWER VCU TO DRAMA-FREE WIN OVER DAVIDSON

Score: VCU 74, Davidson 60
Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 20-5 (10-2 A-10), Davidson 12-11 (5-7)
Attendance: 7,637 (96th consecutive sellout)

The short story: Senior guard JeQuan Lewis erupted for a season-high 27 points to lead the Rams in a win over Davidson Saturday night in the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. VCU has won six straight games.

OPENING TIP

  • Junior forward Justin Tillman continued his dominance in league play. The Detroit native hauled in a season-high 14 rebounds and contributed 13 points for his third consecutive double-double. He has also scored in double figures in a career-best 11 straight games.
  • Senior Mo Alie-Cox provided his usual stout defense and blocked three shots. He added 10 points and five rebounds. He hit 5-for-8 shots from the floor.
  • Redshirt freshman guard Samir Doughty scored nine points and was 4-of-6 from the free throw line.
  • Davidson's Jack Gibbs paced the Wildcats with 27 points.
THE DIFFERENCE
  • Gibbs hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 36-all with 16:36 remaining. Lewis found Alie-Cox for a dunk on the ensuing possession and kicked off a 6-0 burst. The Rams would not trail again. As the half wore on, VCU came at Davidson in waves. The Rams used runs of 13-4 and 11-4 to pull away down the stretch. VCU would lead by as many as 16 points.
  • VCU held Davidson leading scorer Peyton Aldridge to just six points on 2-of-13 shooting. Aldridge scored 24 points on the Rams in the Wildcats' win earlier this season at Belk Arena.
  • Davidson hit three early 3-pointers and stormed to a 13-5 lead, but VCU used a 13-2 blitz – in which six different Rams - on the way to a 31-28 halftime lead.
  • VCU dominated Davidson on the backboards, outrebounding the Wildcats 44-36, including 34-26 on the defensive glass.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
  • The win marks the 11th consecutive season in which VCU has recorded 20 wins.
  • VCU is 12-1 this season when the Rams commit 12 or fewer turnovers
  • The Rams avenged a 69-63 loss at Davidson on Jan. 14 this season. VCU is now 6-3 all-time against the Wildcats.
  • VCU is 12-1 at the E.J. Wade Arena this season, including 6-0 in league play.
WHAT'S NEXT
The Rams will be back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 14 when they take on Saint Joseph's at the E.J. Wade Arena in the Stuart C. Siegel Center for a 6 p.m. tip. 

 

 

 

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