ROBINSON AND SKINNER'S CAREER-HIGHS LIFT VCU IN OT OVER BONNIES

Final Score: VCU 77, St. Bonaventure 75 (OT)

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

Records: VCU 6-18 (3-9 A-10), St. Bonaventure 7-18 (2-10, A-10) 

The Short Story: Trailing 72-69 with 3:20 left in overtime, VCU went on an 8-2 run that included a 3-pointer from Nyra Williams to give VCU the lead for good at 74-72 with 41 seconds remaining.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Taya Robinson scored a career-high 18 points and added a career-high nine rebounds.
  • Sandra Skinner tied her career-high with 11 points and tied her career-high in rebounds with eight.
  • Danielle Hammond scored in double figures for the second straight game with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.
  • VCU outscored St. Bonaventure 25-7 in bench points and 22-7 in points off turnovers. The Bonnies committed 17 turnovers while the Rams had 12.
  • VCU shot 44.6 percent from the floor while the Bonnies shot 43.5 percent.
  • Mariah Ruff scored 30 points for the Bonnies while Mckenna Maycock scored 15 points.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Bonnies opened the game with a 17-11 lead with 2:16 left in the first quarter.
  • The Rams responded by going on a 20-6 run that spanned just over eight minutes and gave VCU its largest lead of the game at 31-23 with 4:06 left in the second quarter.
  • St. Bonaventure responded with a 12-5 run of its own and cut VCU's lead to just 36-35 at halftime.
  • The Rams opened the second half by building a 54-46 lead, tying their largest of the game, with 3:34 remaining in the third. The Bonnies scored the final four points of the frame and the Rams led 54-50 going into the fourth quarter.
  • The fourth quarter saw two lead changes and the score tied four times but St. Bonaventure scored a layup with 12 seconds left by Ruff to tie the game 69-69.
  • Robinson had a chance to win the game in regulation but her jumper from the foul line just missed.
  • In overtime, St. Bonaventure got out to a 72-69 lead before a 6-0 run by the Rams gave VCU the lead and they held off the Bonnies by going 3-of-4 at the free throw line to seal the win.

 

WHAT'S NEXT
VCU hosts George Mason on Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. for Education Day at the E.J. Wade Arena.

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