RECAP: Rams fall to Wildcats in first conference loss, 64-57
VCU (11-5, 2-1) got up by double-digits on the Davidson Wildcats, but were unable to close out the victory as they fell, 64-57.
Davidson used a 18-4 run over the final 5 minutes to close out the game. Over that time span, VCU was only able to go 1-11 from the floor.
Despite being down by 5 points at the half, VCU was able to use a 22-5 run to start the second half to take a 12 point lead.
During this stretch of game, the Rams were shooting 9-13 rom the floor, including two three-pointers. Davidson on the other hand was held to 1-14 shooting.
De’Riante Jenkins scored 6 points during the Rams momentum filled run, while Marcus Evans kicked in with 5 points.
Evans and Jenkins were the only two Rams in double digit scoring on the afternoon with 16 and 10 points, respectively.
Marcus Evans also led the Rams with 7 rebounds and 2 assists. The junior point guard also came up with 1 of VCU’s 5 steals.
VCU was the victim of their own device as they turned the ball over 13 times (Davidson – 9 turnovers) that led to 14 points for the Wildcats.
Kellan Grady led Davidson with 21 points while adding 6 rebounds to his box score as well.
This marks the Rams first loss of the young conference season. This is also the only time the Wildcats and Rams meet during the regular season.
VCU will return to action Wednesday, January 16th as they host former VCU Coach, Anthony Grant, and his Dayton Flyers.
This game is set to tip at 8pm EST.