VCU (11-5; 2-1 A10) started the afternoon looking down the wrong end of 10-0 scoring run. Coach Mike Rhoades was forced to call a timeout just before the Under-16 timeout as the Davidson Wildcats came out with a one-two punch.
Somebody said something inspiring in that timeout—the Rams went on to score 41 points in the first half behind 56% FG, 54% 3PTR, and 100% FT numbers.
David Shriver shot an electric 4-5 from range in the first half. His only miss coming from a heat check shot from the halfcourt logo. The marksmen finished the afternoon with 18 points on 6-8 shooting from distance for 75%.
Hot shooting from beyond the arc was the name of the game for the Rams today.
As a team, VCU poured in 63% on 15 makes from 24 attempts for an overwhelming 45 points.
Jayden Nunn connected on 80% from range and ended the day with 12 points to go with 4 assists.
VCU dished out 20 assists as a unit today—following up from the 8 assist performance just one game ago.
Ace Baldwin, Jr. had a game-high 8 assists to go with his team-high, 19 points.
The Rams finished the night with an overall impressive shooting line 58% FG, 63% 3PTR, and 91% FT numbers.
The signature VCU defense also caused Davidson to turn the ball over 20 times on the afternoon—compared to 14 VCU turnovers.
The Rams offense translated those 20 turnovers into 26 points the other direction.
Brandon Johns Jr (14) and Jamir Watkins (10) were the other two Rams in double figure scoring for the afternoon.
VCU will return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 10th as they head to newest A10 member, Loyola Chicago.