RAMS EDGED LATE IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE, 69-63

Final Score: Davidson 69, VCU 63

Location: Davidson, N.C. (Belk Arena)

Records: VCU 7-21 (4-12 A-10), Davidson 12-17 (7-9 A-10)

The Short Story: Trailing 66-56 with just over 3:08 to play, VCU went on a furious 7-0 run to get back into the contest and within 66-63 with 1:19 left. The Rams had a chance to tie the game late but an untimely turnover and Davidson free throws ended the late rally.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Taya Robinson scored a career-high 21 points while shooting 8-of-11 from the floor. Robinson also added three rebounds and two assists.
  • Tera Reed scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting. She also recorded five assists and three rebounds.
  • VCU forced 22 Davidson turnovers and held a 24-13 edge in points off turnovers. Davidson's bench outscored VCU 33-10.
  • The Rams shot 45.5 percent from the floor overall while Davidson shot 47.2 percent. The Wildcats did shoot 58.8 percent from 3-point range (10-of-17) while the Rams shot just 33.3 percent (5-of-15).
  • Davidson was led by Justine Lyon who scored a game-high 22 points.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Davidson took an early 14-7 lead with 4:35 left in the first quarter before the Rams went on a run of their own.
  • A 3-pointer from Robinson sparked a 20-4 VCU run that gave the Rams a 27-18 advantage with 6:52 remaining in the second period.
  • The Wildcats would battle back with a 10-1 run to deadlock things at 28-28 with 3:43 left before halftime. The two teams went back-and-forth and the Rams took a 32-31 lead into halftime.
  • Davidson started the third quarter on a 14-4 run and took a 45-36 lead with 6:22 remaining. VCU would outscored the Wildcats 9-4 for the rest of the period to trail just 49-45 going into the final 10 minutes.
  • Davidson built a double digit lead in the fourth quarter to lead 66-56 with 3:08 to play before a furious late rally and a 7-0 run by VCU got the Rams back into the game.
  • VCU trailed 66-63 and had the ball with 17.1 seconds left before turning the ball over a tipped inbounds pass. The Wildcats made 3-of-4 free throws to seal the win.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU will be the No. 11 seed in the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship and will travel to face No.6 Saint Joseph's at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27.

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