Men’s Basketball Falls to VCU in A-10 Semifinals
RICHMOND, Va. – Davidson suffered a 64-52 setback to VCU in the semifinals of the 2021 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the Siegel Center.
The Wildcats fall to 13-8 overall, while the Rams improve to 19-6 and will play top-seeded St. Bonaventure in the finals next Sunday at 1 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio.
After Davidson (13-8) cut the deficit to 30-25 with a triple from Lee, the Rams went on a 17-8 run to push the lead to 14, 47-33, with 9:59 left. The Wildcats responded with seven straight to get to within seven, but that’s as close as they would get the rest of the way.
Davidson, which has advanced to the semifinals in each of it’s A-10 Tournament appearances, canned nine 3-pointers, but concluded the game at just 29.8 percent overall.
In addition to shooting 65.4 percent after intermission to finish the game with a 47 percent clip, VCU held a 39-34 edge on the glass.
Both teams struggled offensively in the first 20 minutes, but it was VCU that closed the period on a small spurt to take a 24-17 lead into the half.
Like Davidson, the Rams’ placed three players in double figures led by Nah’Shon Hyland’s 12.