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PHOTOS & GAME SUMMARY: VCU Takes Out St. Louis on way to the Atlantic 10 Championship

The Rams played the Final (spoiler they won) on Saturday and we’ll have those photos up later.




Official VCU Game Summary

Score: No. 1 VCU 90, No. 4 Saint Louis 78
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
Records: VCU 26-7, Saint Louis 21-12
Schedule Note:: Atlantic 10 Semifinals

The short story: VCU used a 23-5 run to start the second half, powered by 10 points from sophomore guard Jayden Nunn, to take a commanding 67-44 lead and advance to the Atlantic 10 Championship game.


  • Jayden Nunn led five Rams in double figures with game-high 18 points, shooting a blistering 7-of-9 from the floor and a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point range
  • Junior guard Ace Baldwin, Jr. poured in 13 points while adding six assists and five rebounds
  • Redshirt sophomore Jamir Watkins had 15 points and five rebounds
  • Graduate Brandon Johns Jr. nearly had a double-double with 16 points and a game-high nine rebounds. He also tied a career-high with four steals and added three assists
  • The Billikens were led by Javon Pickett who had 18 points and three rebounds


  • The Rams outscored the Billikens 24-16 in points off turnovers and 14-8 in second chance points.
  • VCU won the rebounding battle 37-30 and led in steals 10-5
  • VCU shot 55.7 percent from the floor and 47 percent from 3-point range. Saint Louis shot 49 percent from the floor and 45 percent from behind the arc
  • The Black and Gold were firing on all cylinders early, taking a commanding 31-16 lead on a David Shriver 3-pointer with 9:21 left before halftime
  • The Billikens responded with a 13-2 run to cut the lead to 33-29 with 4:41 left in the first half. The two teams went back-and-forth as VCU led 44-39 at the break
  • The Rams were blistering hot to start the second half, using the 24-5 run to push their lead to 67-44. Nunn hit two 3-pointers and had 10 points during the run
  • The Rams led by as many as 25 points but worked the clock to hold off Saint Louis for the win


  • The 26 wins this season mark the most by VCU under Head Coach Mike Rhoades
  • The Rams reach their seventh A-10 Championship, the most appearances by any program in the league since 2012-13
  • VCU has never lost in the A-10 Semifinals, improving the mark to 7-0 all-time dating back to joining the league in 2012-13
  • VCU has won eight straight contests overall and the Rams haven’t lost a road or neutral site game since Jan. 4, now a 10-game streak

VCU will face the winner of No. 2 Dayton and No. 3 Fordham on Sunday, March 12. The game will tip at 1 p.m. and be nationally televised on CBS.

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