After nearly losing the ball, VCU (13-6; 6-2 A10) had 7 seconds left on the shot clock—and 25 seconds on the game clock— when Vince Williams hit the go-ahead triple for the Rams.
Jacob Gilyard had a look at at a three as time expired, but the ball bounced off the back of the rim as the buzzer sounded, and the Rams took the 64-62 road win.
Williams game-high 22 points on 9-13 shooting (69%) were also a new career-high for the Senior forward.
His 10 rebound and 8 assists nearly notched Williams his first career triple-double.
VCU started the game going inside early and often to Hason Ward. He scored the first 8 points for the Rams en route to his 14 point and 10 rebound double-double.
The Rams led by as many as 10 points in the first half, but by the half-time buzzer the Spider had pulled within 3 points.
Foul trouble continued to be a concern for the Rams as starting point guard, Ace Baldwin, picked up his disqualifying foul at the 3:17 mark in the second half.
For the game, the Spiders took 21 free throw attempts, and hit on 14 of those; while the Rams shot only 4-7 for the contest.
Baldwin closed out the night with 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Overall, VCU shot 51% from the floor for the game, including 40% from range.
The Rams also out-rebounded the Spiders to the tune of 37-36, though VCU was only able to translate that into 6 second chance points.
KeShawn Curry was the only other Ram to score in double-digits as he put up 10 points to go with his 4 rebounds.
The win today marked the third straight win for the Rams. VCU has won 6 of their last 8 games.
VCU will return to action on Wednesday, February 2nd, as they host the Dayton Flyers. VCu won their first matchup in Dayton, 53-52.
Wednesday’s match-up is set to tip at 9:00pm EST and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.