Final Score: Southern Miss 51, VCU 39
Location: Hattiesburg, Miss.
Records: VCU (3-4), Southern Miss (6-1)
The Short Story: With VCU leading 37-36 at the start of the fourth quarter, Southern Miss went on a 15-2 run to close the game.
- Tera Reed scored a team-high 12 points and added four assists.
- Madison Hattix-Covington had eight points and three rebounds for VCU.
- VCU shot 23.5 percent from the floor while Southern Miss shot just 28.9 percent.
- The Golden Eagles went 24-of-30 from the free throw line while VCU went 13-of-18.
- Shonte Hailes scored a game-high 15 points for Southern Miss along with five rebounds.
- Danielle Hammond and Tera Reed were named to the All-Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic Team.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Trailing 4-2 with 6:20 left in the first quarter, VCU went on a 10-0 run to take a 12-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. The run was capped off by a Tera Reed jumper.
- VCU held Southern Miss to just 1-of-14 from the floor during the first quarter.
- The Lady Eagles used free throw shooting to cut VCU's lead to 14-13 with 6:07 left before halftime but a quick 9-2 run put VCU up 23-15. The Rams led 25-20 at the half.
- VCU's defense held Southern Miss to just 3-of-20 from the floor in the first half but the Lady Eagles went 14-of-16 from the free throw line.
- After a back-and-forth third quarter, the Rams led 37-36 heading in the fourth quarter.
- VCU was outscored 15-2 in the final period by Southern Miss.
VCU hosts Cincinnati at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.