- Feb 12, 2009
VCU suffered a tough close loss to the fifth-ranked Dayton Flyers on Tuesday, but there was an odd bit of optimism following the L and all of it had to do with VCU’s youth.
The Rams were carried by their younger players on the evening. Freshman Bones Hyland got the start in senior Marcus Evans’ absence (knee injury) and scored a game-high 18 points in a contest featuring a likely top-3 pick in this year’s upcoming NBA Draft. Hyland connected on seven of his 14 attempts in the loss including a 50% night from beyond the three-point arc. He’s currently shooting 45.1% from long range in conference games, the best mark in the Atlantic 10.
Tre Clark freezes future NBA lottery pick, Obi Toppin, then finishes the easy bucket.
Classmates Tre Clark (4 points on 2-3 shooting), Jarren McAllister (one point on a free throw) and Hasan Ward...