Final Score: Radford 54, VCU 49
Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 6-5, Radford 5-4
The Short Story: Leading 37-29 heading into the fourth quarter, VCU got off to a slow start offensively as Radford went on a 13-0 run to take a 42-37 lead. The game's final eight minutes were played within a five-point margin but the Rams were unable to retake the lead.
- Tera Reed tied her season-high as she scored 20 points and went 14-of-16 from the free throw line. Reed also added six rebounds.
- Taya Robinson scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds and was the only other Ram in double figures.
- Madison Hattix-Covington scored seven points and added three rebounds.
- Radford outscored VCU 12-4 in second chance points on 16 offensive reobunds.
- VCU limited Radford to just 27.1 percent shooting from the floor (16-of-59) and 13 percent from 3-point range (3-of-23).
- The Rams shot 31.9 percent from the floor (15-of-47) and 14.3 percent from deep (1-of-7).
- Radford was led by Savannah Felgemacher who had 19 points and 13 rebounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- VCU started the game on a 6-0 run in the first 2:21 but the Highlanders outscored VCU 10-4 to tie the game at 10-10 after the first quarter.
- Radford took a 12-10 lead with 8:52 left in the second quarter before 6-0 run allowed VCU to retake the lead at 16-12.
- The Highlanders scored outscored the Rams 7-2 to end the first half and held a slight 19-18 lead at the break.
- Radford led 25-24 with 5:23 left in the third quarter but a basket by Kysenia Malashka started an 11-0 run that gave VCU a 35-25 lead, the largest lead of the game by either team. The teams each scored one more field goal and the third quarter finished with VCU leading 37-29.
- Radford's 13-0 run gave the Highlanders a 42-37 advantage with 6:33 remaining.
- The Rams hung around and cut the deficit to two points six times during the final minutes but ultimately couldn't retake the lead.
VCU travels for a 2 p.m. tip at N.C. A&T. on Dec. 21.