BROOKLYN, NY – Up by just one point at the half, Virginia Commonwealth fought off a tenacious Massachusetts team, earning a 71-62 victory.
Troy Daniels came off the bench to lead VCU with a game-high 20 points. Forty-one of the Rams’ 71 total points came from reserves. Chaz Williams led UMass with 18 points.
VCU advances to Sunday’s Atlantic-10 Championship game against St. Louis.
Scott Graham and Kelly Tripucka called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Raphiael Putney strikes at both ends as UMass starts off hot)
(Rams come back with 5-point blitz to grab 26-23 lead)
(Another VCU spurt ups the lead to ten in second half)
(Troy Daniels drills a dagger three to put VCU up by eight)
(Rod Brandenberg beats the shot clock with a clutch three)