For the second game in the row, the VCU Rams gave up a big halftime lead in the 2012 CAA Tournament only to hold on for the win. The Drexel Dragons were down 35-19 at intermission, but clawed their way back to pull within one point on a Chris Fouch 3-pointer with 12 seconds left in the game. Troy Daniels made both of his free throws off of a quick foul, however, forcing a long missed 3-point attempt before the buzzer to give the Rams a 59-56 win and an NCAA Tournament bid.
Drexel cut down on their turnovers in the second half to make their way back into the game, committing just five after giving the ball back 12 times in the first half. Damion Lee scored 15 of his 20 points after the break to key the Dragons' comeback. Drexel also dominated on the boards, hauling in 38 rebounds to just 21 for the Rams.
The Dragons couldn't overcome shooting just 25 percent from the floor during the first half, however. The Rams made just 1-for-6 from beyond the 3-point arc in the second half. Darius Theus led the way with 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Treveon Graham chipped in 13 points, six of which came from the free throw line.
|Final - 3.5.2012||1||2||Total|
|Va. Commonwealth Rams||35||24||59|
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