- Feb 12, 2009
VCU pulled off an epic comeback Friday night, defeating the previously A-10 unbeaten Dayton Flyers (12-6, 4-1), 63-62.
In a season that’s seen its share of slow starts, the Rams found themselves in that position once again in front of 13,407 in Dayton’s UD Arena. The black and gold took an early 6-4 lead, but from that point on the Flyers would take over, outscoring VCU 29-13 the rest of the half to put the Rams in a 14-point hole heading into halftime.
Out of the locker room Mike Rhoades’ squad quickly clawed back, pulling within five points of the Flyers in just over three minutes of second half action. David Shriver’s three put the contest at 35-30, but was a sign of what was to come from the sharpshooting Hartford transfer.
As the Rams would inch closer to taking the lead, Dayton would come up with a play, but seemingly every time the Flyers answered, so did Shriver, introducing himself to a national audience in the ESPN2-televised game. The Philippi, West Virginia native would...