For VCU, third time’s a charm as the men’s basketball team defeated University of Dayton, 71-65, to win their first Atlantic 10 championship.
The Rams punched their ticket to their third-straight Atlantic 10 conference title game, defeating top-seeded Davidson College, 93-73.
Junior guard Melvin Johnson’s 23 points and sophomore guard Doug Brooks helped VCU eliminate the University of Richmond from the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals. The final score was 70-67, VCU victory.
Barclays Center will host round three of VCU and University of Richmond storied rivalry.