After spending the past two weeks on the road, VCU women’s basketball came up short in a return to the Siegel Center where they hoped to use home court advantage against the No. 24 ranked George Washington University Colonials, Wednesday Feb. 18.
The Rams won their 12th consecutive game in front of the 60th consecutive sellout at the Siegel Center. Fourteenth-ranked VCU improved to 17-3 and 7-0 in the Atlantic-10.
Head coach Shaka Smart’s team got off to a slow start at home, connecting on just 10 of 30 attempts in the first half, but stingy second-half defense helped secure VCU’s 14th win of the season.
VCU defeated Atlantic 10 tournament host and No. 3 seed George Washington University 3-0 in the semifinals round on Saturday to earn a spot in the A-10 championship match. This will be VCU’s fifth trip to a conference championship match in nine seasons.