Nearly 43 minutes elapsed before VCU (13-5, 5-3 A10) took their first lead of the night.
Khris Lane would hit a pair of free throws with 2:05 left on the clock in overtime to take a 67-65 lead for the Rams.
Saint Louis would never reclaim the lead.
The Billikens started the game on a 10-2 run and controlled the lead for much of the game. Their largest lead, 13 points, came with just 12:27 remaining in regulation to make it 45-32.
From there SLU would only make two field goals—all in the next four minutes of action.
For the final 8 minutes and 30 seconds of regulation, SLU did not make a field goal from the floor. All 12 of their final points came from the free throw line.
De’Riante Jenkins made two three-pointers in the final four minutes—including one with four seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 61, and force the contest into overtime.
Jenkins would finish the night with 10 points and 4 assists.
Khris lane would also end the night with 10 points and 4 rebounds.
En route to his 10th double-double of the season, Justin Tillman scored 6 of the teams 14 points in overtime. He ended the night with a game-high 25 points and team-high 12 rebounds.
Issac Vann was the only other Ram in double figures with 10 points and 3 assists.
The VCU bench outscored Saint Louis 23-0 in 45 minutes of action.
VCU will return to action Saturday, January 27th as they travel to take on in-state foe, George Mason. That game is set to tip-off at 2:00pm EST.