46 seconds to stand between VCU and consecutive championship distance of five Atlantic 10 tournament, Justin Tillman moist, giving the Rams a nine-point lead over Richmond in overtime, echoed across PPG inks in the arena.
Senior guard Jequan Lewis added three free throws and making VCU Richmond, 87-77, in the semifinals on Saturday.
As VCU fans tend to preach the “destruction” quietly, Lewis begins to play from 3-point corner to tie the game in regulation 71 to 25 seconds, who is working overtime.
“Frankly, you three, you can see it. You can see it,” said VCU coach Wade that his team’s chances were stopped as soon as the provisions. “They will attack us crazy shot in the regulations, if any. If he does not hit a shot in the circus, it’s fine.”
Behind, 57-51 in the second half, front Mo Alie-Cox forced a turnover, and Samir Doughty scored six consecutive points as the Rams gained ground. The tray and two free throws Tillman put VCU up to 61-60 with 5:35 on the clock. Standing alone underneath the basket, Alie-Cox dived before Nick Sherod Richmond and Buckingham De’Monte responded layups to tie him in 64 2:59.
Tillman was filmed to beat ShawnDre “Jones and Lewis running down court layup to tie him in at 68, but Sherod said to play a pointer 3 35 seconds.
Lewis, who led the team with 18 points, either the responsibility of a shot, ram priority.
“I shot my head before the start of the match,” Lewis said. “I want to put him on my shoulders and I feel like my teammates, too.”
Richmond guarded with Khwan Fore’s line in overtime, Alie-Cox swung their hands, begging for more crowd noise from black and gold as much as Fore’s free throw jumped out of the hoop. Alie-Cox layups and Doughty put the Rams up, 75-71, and a jumper by Tillman gave the Rams a 77-71 lead 3:23 to play pulled the SCT.
Ram has 56 points in the paint and has been, at best, Wade said, when the driving wheel forward as Richmond and 10 Player of the Year T. J. Cline in bad trouble in the passing game.
“We probably shot during jump shots mid-second half of what we have had in the last month,” Wade said. “We continue to shoot at all the terrible shots.”
VCU Richmond has won twice in the regular season. Ram seek another A-10 title and an automatic bid for the NCAA tournament seven consecutive them.
VCU Rhode Island to play on Sunday at 12:30 PM PPG Arena Arena paint. Rhode Island Davidson won, 84-60, in the semifinals Saturday had been repulsed after Davidson No. 1 seed Dayton on Friday. Rhode Island VCU to win, 69-59, the regular season.
“It’s a physical game,” said Alie-Cox. “They have toughed our first time we played, so we will only succeed in physicality and keep them in the glass once they get the better of us the last time we play them.”