VCU advances to A10 Finals with win over Davidson

Just eight days after losing to Davidson in the final game of the regular season, VCU got their revenge—this time in the Semi-Finals of the A10 Tournament.

The second-seeded Rams smothered the Wildcats offense en route to a 64-52 win.

Davidson only managed to connect on 29% of their 57 field goal attempts.

Both teams struggled from the floor in the first half as the Rams only managed to sink 9 of their first 29 attempts (31%).

After a slow start by both teams, the Rams took a 24-17 lead into the locker room.

It was the lowest half of scoring for both schools this season.

But, the Rams adjusted and used a 65% second half shooting performance to keep the cushion they needed from the Wildcats.

In the final 20 minutes, VCU shot 14-16 from inside the arc for 85%, and 3-10 from range—including two big threes from Freshman, Jamir Watkins.

Watkins ended the night with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assist.

Bones Hyland, once again, led the Rams in scoring with his 12 point, 5 rebound, and 4 assist performance.

VCU won the battle at the boards as well to the tune of 39-34.

The Rams controlled the paint as they poured in 34 points from down low.

Corey Douglas added 10 points—including an exclamation point dunk with 33 seconds left—as well as grabbed 5 rebounds.

Freshman Ace Baldwin, Jr., had 7 points and a game-high 7 assists for the Rams as he applied lock down defensive pressure all night on Davidsons star guard, Kellan Grady.

The win tonight for the Rams makes them a perfect 6-0 in Semi-Final appearances since joining the A10.

VCU will take the court again on Sunday, March 14, as the take on the one-seeded Bonnies of St. Bonaventure. That game is set to tip at 1pm EST.

Marcus is a VCU School of World Studies graduate. Upon completing his degree in 2007, Marcus joined Michael, Matt, and Mat in creating