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...

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Dec 8, 2011
VCU currently has the best Conference winning percentage since joining, the best conference tournament winning percentage since joining, and the best overall winning percentage in the conference since joining, but when they get to that Final game in [usually] Brooklyn, something goes wrong. Sad, really; this team has done way too good in the A10 to only have one Championship in that time.

But as we all know, making it to March Madness always reduces the sting; it's a whole new season and everyone is 0-0 again.