VCU drops regular season series with rival Richmond, 77-76
VCU led by as many as 12 points with under 10 minutes left to play.
But, 17 turnovers on the game—4 of which came in the final 90 seconds—would end up haunting the Rams when the final whistle blew.
The two teams trade leads 18 times on the evening, and entered the half tied at 41 points.
Justin Tillman would score a game-high 21 points to go along with 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
Issac Vann and De’Riante Jenkins both scored 14 points on the evening. Vann would grab a team-high 9 rebounds.
Jenkins would add 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Malik Crowfield started the evening for the Rams in place of Jonathan Williams (ankle injury). Crowfield would be the only other Ram in double-digit scoring with 11 points and 3 assists.
VCU held on to a 76-74 lead with 35 seconds left in the game before VCU turned the ball over underneath their own basket for the easy layup by Jacob Gilyard making it tied at 76.
Gilyard would end the night with a team-high 18 points and 6 assists.
A missed layup by Jenkins for VCU with 8 seconds left would result in UR racing down the court and then getting fouled on the final shot.
Khwan Fore (15pts/5reb) would hit one of two free-throw attempts with 4 seconds on the clock to seal the season sweep of the Rams for the Spiders.
VCU will return to action Saturday, February 10th as they host the Flyers of Dayton University. That game is set to tip at 6:00pm EST.