VCU EDGED LATE BY FORDHAM IN 64-54 LOSS

Final Score: Fordham 64, VCU 54

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

Records: VCU 4-13 (1-4 A-10), Fordham 14-4 (5-0, A-10)

The Short Story: Trailing 31-27 at halftime, VCU battled league-leading Fordham down the stretch and trailed just 57-52 with 2:25 left in the game. Despite the late surge from VCU, Fordham was able to close the game on a 7-2 run.

QUICK FACTS

  • Taya Robinson scored a career-high 10 points along with two assists.
  • Tera Reed had a team-high 12 points along with three rebounds and three assists.
  • Sofya Pashigoreva scored seven points but had a team-high nine rebounds and four blocks.
  • Fordham outscored VCU 18-2 in second chance points and outrebounded VCU 39-27 overall, with 19 offensive boards. Fordham also held a 14-8 edge in points off turnovers.
  • VCU shot 45.5 percent from the field, its second-best shooting percentage this season.
  • Fordham was led by Cavanaugh who scored a team-high 19 points along with six rebounds. G'mrice Davis had 12 points and 14 rebounds.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After VCU's Pashigoreva scored the first bucket, Fordham went on a 14-2 run to lead 14-4 with 3:38 remaining in the first quarter.
  • VCU responded with a 6-0 run of its own to end the quarter trailing 14-10.
  • The two teams played an even second quarter until Fordham built a 27-20 lead with 2:20 left before halftime. VCU got a 3-pointer from Sydnei Archie and a jumper by Robinson as it cut Fordham's lead to 28-27 with 54 seconds left.
  • Fordham hit a 3-pointer on its last possession of the half to take a 31-27 lead into the break.
  • Fordham opened a 50-39 lead at the end of the third quarter before VCU made a run midway through the fourth.
  • Trailing 57-45 with 4:16 left in the game, the Rams went on a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to just 57-51 with 2;25 left.
  • Fordham held off the VCU rally and outscored VCU 7-2 to close the game.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU travels to Massachusetts for a 2 p.m. tipoff on Sunday Jan. 21.

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