Charlottesville, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Treveon Graham had 22 points,
including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining to lift No. 14 VCU
past No. 25 Virginia, 59-56, on Tuesday night.
The Rams (2-0) ended the game on a 10-1 run.
After Darion Atkins' right baseline jumper staked the Cavaliers (1-1) a 55-49
cushion with 2:55 left, Juvonte Reddic's putback dunk and Jordan Burgess'
right corner triple on back-to-back touches whittled the deficit to 55-54 with
2:21 to play.
A little more than a minute later, Graham forced a steal and got his right
baseline floater to fall for a 56-55 VCU lead with 1:18 on the clock. Joe
Harris missed a 3-pointer at the other end, but the Rams' Briante Weber
clanked the front end of a one-and-one with 27 ticks remaining.
The Cavs' Malcolm Brogdon drew a foul with 9.7 seconds left and split the pair
to knot the tilt at 56-56.
Following a VCU timeout, Rob Brandenberg dribbled around a screen at the top
of the arc before firing to Graham, who drained his deep jumper from several
feet beyond the left side of the arc.
Justin Anderson's desperation triple at the horn ricocheted sharply off the
The highly-anticipated clash was the first meeting between the schools since
1998 and Virginia drew its first sellout for a non-conference tilt since 2007.
Graham was the only double-digit scorer for the Rams, who defeated Illinois
State in their season opener on Friday. Reddic tallied nine points and five
rebounds in the triumph.
Harris netted 18 points to go with five rebounds for Virginia, which netted
just three points in the final 4:57.
VCU raced out to a 21-14 lead at the 7:10 mark of the first half following
JeQuan Lewis' three-point play, but the Cavs answered with 10 straight points
before taking a 26-24 margin into the locker room.
Brogdon's jumper capped a 10-2 Virginia swing, which gave the hosts a 50-44
spread with 7:29 remaining.
VCU was just 6-of-15 from the foul line ... Virginia shot 39.1 percent (18-
of-46) from the field and was just 1-of-8 from beyond the arc ... The Cavs
outrebounded the Rams, 41-28 ... Brogdon finished with 10 points.
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