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.