BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WRIC) — The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rams Men’s Basketball team defeated Davidson College’s Wildcats 71-53 and are moving on to the next round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Going into the game, VCU was the top seed, while Davidson was the number 8 seed. The Rams’ record in A-10 play for this season is now 16-3. In comparison, the Wildcats’ record in A-10 play is now 8-11.
The game tipped off at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and finished around 1:30 p.m. Davidson defeated St. Bonaventure to make it to the second round. VCU earning the A-10’s best regular season record earned them a double bye.
Earlier this week, VCU point guard, Adrian “Ace” Baldwin, Jr., was named the A-10 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Baldwin scored 11 points in the win against Davidson and also recorded six assists. VCU’s David Shriver and Jamir Watkins recorded 11 points each as well.
Senior forward Brandon Johns Jr. and Sophomore forward Jalen Deloach, both earned third-team All-Conference honors at the conclusion of the regular season.
The Rams’ next game will now be Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m. They will play the winner of today’s battle between George Mason and Saint Louis.