Official VCU Game Summary
HYLAND’S 24 NOT ENOUGH FOR VCU AGAINST RHODE ISLAND
Score: Rhode Island 83, VCU 68
Location: Richmond, Va. (Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 9-3 (2-1 A-10), Rhode Island 6-6 (4-2)
The story: Sophomore guard Bones Hyland’s 24-point performance was not enough for VCU Men’s Basketball as it suffered 83-68 loss to Rhode Island Saturday night at the Stuart C. Seigel Center.
- Hyland led the Rams in scoring for the ninth time this season. The sophomore also collected five rebounds in the contest. The Wilmington, Del. native scored 19 of his 24 in the second half and connected on 8-of-19 field goals
- Junior guard KeShawn Curry chipped in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Black and Gold
- Sophomore forward Hason Ward bolstered the VCU defense tallying four blocks. Ward also contributed eight points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field
- Fatts Russell and Jeremy Sheppard contributed 23 and 20 points, respectively, to lead Rhode Island
- Rhode Island a 17-2 scoring run over more than six minutes in the second half to take a commanding 71-56 lead with 7:05 left. Russell punctuated the decisive run with a step-back 3-pointer as the shot clock expired
- VCU battled hard in a back-and-forth first half. The game was knotted at 40 when the teams entered the locker room
- Rhode Island won the rebounding battle 41-26, including 25-8 in the second half
- Rhody shot .481 (26-of-54) from the field, including .571 (8-of-14) from 3-point range
- The game featured 10 lead changes and nine ties
- VCU recorded 11 blocks in the game, marking the second time this year the Black and Gold registered double-digit blocks
- The Rams outscored Rhode Island in bench points 29-22. VCU has outscored opposing benches in 11 of 12 games this season
- Hyland scored 20+ points for the fifth time this season
- Ward tied his career high with four blocks
VCU will travel to Washington, D.C. to take on George Washington 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The game will air on ESPN+ and NBC Sports Washington.
Photos and Game Summary: Rams Fall to UVA in Saturday Soccer Action
Rams goalkeeper Brecht Haakma recorded a season-high eight saves in the match as Virginia outshot VCU 24-5.
Final Score: UVA 2, VCU 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU: 3-2-1, UVA 10-3-1
THE SHORT STORY
Redshirt junior Samantha Jerabek’s goal in the 52nd minute drew VCU within one of No. 8 Virginia, but the Rams were unable to find the equalizer, falling 2-1 Saturday night at the Sports Backers Stadium.
- Jerabek’s goal was her Atlantic-10 leading sixth of the season
- Rams goalkeeper Brecht Haakma recorded a season-high eight saves in the match
- Virginia outshot VCU 24-5
- The Cavaliers held possession for 71% of the match
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Trailing by two, Jerabek pushed the ball down the right sideline, made a quick cut to the inside and fired a shot from just outside the box into the top right corner of the goal
- In the 12th minute, Virginia earned a free kick. Cavaliers freshman Lia Godfrey struck a shot on goal that was deflected by Haakma, but the rebound found the right foot of junior Claire Constant who placed it in the back of the net
- Following a corner in the 51st minute, Virginia fired a series of shots on goal. The ball squirted out to sophomore Diana Ordonez who put it away in the bottom right corner of the net
The Rams will be back at Sports Backers Stadium on Sunday, March 14th to face crosstown rival in the seventh game of their eight-game season-opening homestand. The match is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. will be available for live stream on ESPN+.
Photos and Game Summary: A-10 Tournament Friday Night Win for the Rams Over Dayton
Hyland scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half as VCU built an 11-point lead. The sophomore also recorded 10 rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Atlantic 10 Conference Quarterfinals
Score: VCU 73, Dayton 68
Location: Richmond, Va. (Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 18-6, Dayton 14-9
The short story: VCU sophomore guard Bones Hyland returned to the lineup with 30 points and 10 rebounds to propel the Rams past Dayton and into the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Semifinals. Second-seeded VCU will meet third-seeded Davidson on Saturday, March 6 at 9 p.m. with a championship game berth on the line. CBS Sports Network will broadcast that contest.
- Hyland scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half as VCU built an 11-point lead. The sophomore also recorded 10 rebounds, three steals and three assists. It’s Hyland’s third double-double of the season
- Rams’ sophomore forward Hason Ward submitted an all-around performance with 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks
- VCU freshman guard Ace Baldwin chipped in 10 points and two assists for the black and gold
- Rams’ senior forward Corey Douglas converted 3-of-5 from the field and finished with eight points, three blocks and a pair of steals off the bench
- Jalen Crutcher led Dayton with 21 points
- VCU opened the game on an 11-1 run that as capped off by a steal and layup by Hyland
- The Flyers chipped away at the Rams’ lead late in the first half and cut the deficit to seven with 1:44 remaining before the break. VCU responded with a 6-2 burst, punctuated by a Hyland fallaway jumper as the halftime buzzer sounded
- Leading 40-30 with 16:44 left in the game, the Rams went on a 15-6 run that stretched the VCU advantage to 19, the largest of the game
- Dayton responded with a 20-7 run of their own to climb back into the contest. The Flyers trailed by six with just under four minutes remaining
- Hyland and Douglas each sunk a pair of free throws to push the Rams’ lead back to double digits as VCU held off the Flyers in the final minutes and secured the five-point win
- The Rams dominated around the basket scoring 38 points in the paint to Dayton’s 22
- VCU forced 21 Dayton turnovers and converted those into 22 points
VCU returns to the A-10 semifinals for the sixth time since joining the league prior to the 2012-13 season. The Rams are unbeaten (5-0) in their previous semifinal appearances
Hyland leads VCU this season with his three double-doubles
Friday marked the third time this season Hyland had reached the 30-point mark. The sophomore was one point shy of his career-high of 31 he scored earlier this season against Western Carolina
VCU recorded double-digit steals for the fourth time this season
Dayton’s 21 turnovers mark a season-high for the Flyers
The Rams are 14-6 all-time in A-10 Tournament games
Art Meets Exercise with the RVA Street Art Run by Sports Backers
The shirt alone is reason enough to get up and get running.
It’s no secret that we’ve got a few murals around Richmond. Sports Backers wants to take advantage of that situation and is has organized the RVA Street Run.
We’re lucky to have a variety of vibrant murals that make our community pop and bring life to all areas. Join us as we celebrate these colorful creations with the virtual RVA Street Art Run! We’ll supply routes, and you pick and choose when and where you explore! Get some fresh air, discover something new, and have a colorful time! All participants receive a limited-edition street art inspired shirt designed by Mickael Broth aka the Night Owl.
- Limited edition shirt designed by Mickael Broth
- Suggested routes throughout the city
How it works:
- Register through April 11
- Run or walk along one of our street art courses (remember to follow social distancing guidelines!)
- We will mail you your shirt
Brag about your race:
- Snap a photo and sent it to us, or tag @sportsbackers on social media. Use #RVAStreetArtRun and together we’ll make social distancing feel not quite as isolating!