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.
- 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.
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.