CAA Championship Highlights: VCU 59 – Drexel 56


RICHMOND, VA – The VCU Rams won’t have to wait until Selection Sunday to know if they’ve made the NCAA Tournament field this year.

A year after making it in with an at-large bid after losing the CAA Championship Game, VCU (28-6, 15-3 CAA) took the guess work out of it with a hard-fought 59-56 win over the top-seeded Drexel Dragons (27-6, 16-2).

Darius Theus scored 16 points and had five assists, five steals and four rebounds in earning the tournament’s MVP honors.

Freshman Damion Lee overcame a slow start to score 20 points for the Dragons, who trailed by 16 at the half, but rallied to get within one point late in the game.

Scott Graham and John Thompson called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.

(Darius Theus layup gives VCU an early 16-9 lead)


(Troy Daniels nails a three to put the Rams up 35-19)


(A Damion Lee hoop cuts the VCU lead to 41-32)


(Treveon Graham puts VCU back up nine with a lay-in)


(Chris Fouch hits a three to make it a one-point game, 57-56)


(Drexel has the ball with a chance to tie, but the shot is missed and VCU wins the game)


(Darius Theus’ postgame interview with Scott Graham and John Thompson)


(Postgame recap from Scott Graham and John Thompson)


Comments Closed

Comments are closed.

Most Recent NCAA Basketball Posts

Oklahoma's Charity Jones competes in the floor exercise during the NCAA women's gymnastics championships, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

This Week in the NCAA: Oklahoma sweeps gymnastics

22 April 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Both the men’s and women’s gymnastics teams from Oklahoma captured NCAA titles this past week – the first time a school has claimed the team trophy in both men’s and women’s gymnastics in the same year.
Read More »
Boxed Out 800

Bill Frieder looks ahead to 2017

14 April 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Coaches and players are on the move! Let’s face it basketball fans, transfers are as much a part of college basketball as are incoming freshmen. Several good ones are on the move, and several players still have NBA decisions to make. We will make some predictions below, but all of…
Read More »
Boxed Out 800

Bill Frieder looks back on an all-time classic

07 April 2016 Comments are off for this post.
I have been around basketball for a long time, yet I wasn’t smart enough to see the national champions right in front of me for the past few weeks. I had Miami as a sleeper and Villanova took them out. Everyone loved Kansas (including me), yet Jay Wright’s crew wasn’t…
Read More »

Women’s Championship Preview: Can the Orange knock off UConn?

05 April 2016 Comments are off for this post.
INDIANAPOLIS – Syracuse’s win over Washington in the national semifinals brought the Orange within one win of their first NCAA championship. Similarly, Connecticut’s win over Oregon State in the semis brought the Huskies within a single victory of their fourth straight national title, an NCAA record. First title, or fourth…
Read More »
Load more posts