- Feb 9, 2009
VCU (19-7) was unable to overcome the upperclass leadership of St. Bonaventure as the Rams fell in the Final os the A10 Tournament, 74-65.
The Rams were without their leading scoring, Bones Hyland, for the final 12 minutes of the first half as he picked up 3 fouls in 8 minutes of play.
Despite going scoreless in the first half, Hyland still managed end the game with a team-high 21 points.
Vince Williams led the Rams with 9 rebound to go with his 12 point performance.
Overall the Bonnies won the battle of the boards, 42-32, including a 13-5 offensive rebounds margin over the Rams.
The 17 second-chance points for St. Bonaventure were the difference in the game.
The box score otherwise was fairly evenly matched.
The Rams and Bonnies shot 41% and 40%, respectively, overall from the floor.
Led by Kyle Lofton’s 4-5 from deep, the Bonnies connected on 8-19 overall.
Lofton had a game-high 23 points.
The Rams were 6-18 from deep for 33% on the game.
VCU trailed 32-25 going into the locker...