DAYTON
14-17
72
TF 13
FINAL
End
2nd
NBCS
Thu Mar. 8
12:00pm
BONUS
77
TF 12
VCU
18-14
ML: +115
VCU -2.0, O/U 147.0
ML: -135
DAYTON
VCU

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Williams makes tough go-ahead shot, VCU tops Dayton 77-72

WASHINGTON (AP) Jonathan Williams scored five of his 14 points in the last 58 seconds, breaking a late tie with a tough shot in a crowd and pushing Virginia Commonwealth to a 77-72 victory over Dayton in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Thursday.

No. 9 seed VCU (18-14) meets 25th-ranked and top-seeded Rhode Island, the defending A-10 Tournament champion, in the quarterfinal round Friday.

Dayton had grabbed a 70-65 lead with three minutes left before VCU rallied. De'Riante Jenkins hit his third 3-pointer of the game, and Issac Vann knotted the physical contest at 70-70.

After Dayton turned the ball over on a shot-clock violation, Williams backed his way inside through a crowd, made a spin move in the paint and his scoop shot put the Rams ahead for good.

VCU harried Dayton into two shot-clock violations, made a steal and grabbed a big defensive board in the last two minutes.

Justin Tillman led the Rams with 15 points and 10 rebounds, his 17th double-double, Jenkins and Sean Mobley scored 11 apiece and Vann 10.

Trey Landers led Dayton (14-17) with 19 points, Josh Cunningham 17, Darrell Davis 14. The Flyers trio of Cunningham, Davis and Jalen Crutcher, were all playing with four fouls.

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Key Players
D. Davis
J. Williams
29.4 Min. Per Game 29.4
9.3 Pts. Per Game 9.3
5.7 Ast. Per Game 5.7
2.6 Reb. Per Game 2.6
43.7 Field Goal % 40.8
38.0 Three Point % 32.7
87.5 Free Throw % 77.9
+ 1 Mike'l Simms made 2nd of 2 free throws 3.0
+ 1 Mike'l Simms made 1st of 2 free throws 3.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Davis 3.0
+ 2 Trey Landers made dunk 9.0
  Offensive rebound by Trey Landers 10.0
  Jalen Crutcher missed 3-pt. jump shot 12.0
+ 1 Jonathan Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
+ 1 Jonathan Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
  Personal foul on Jordan Davis 19.0
  Defensive rebound by Jonathan Williams 20.0
  Trey Landers missed layup 22.0
Team Stats
Points 72 77
Field Goals 27-63 (42.9%) 28-57 (49.1%)
3-Pointers 5-21 (23.8%) 8-27 (29.6%)
Free Throws 13-16 (81.3%) 13-21 (61.9%)
Total Rebounds 37 30
Offensive 10 5
Defensive 27 23
Team 0 2
Assists 11 17
Steals 2 5
Blocks 2 4
Turnovers 8 7
Fouls 20 18
Technicals 1 1
19 PTS, 10 REB
15 PTS, 10 REB
12T
away team logo Dayton 14-17 333972
home team logo VCU 18-14 383977
Team Stats
away team logo Dayton 14-17 72.8 PPG 38.4 RPG 16.2 APG
home team logo VCU 18-14 66.5 PPG 42.9 RPG 12.0 APG
Key Players
3
T. Landers G 9.8 PPG 7.4 RPG 2.3 APG 47.8 FG%
00
J. Tillman F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Landers G 19 PTS 10 REB 0 AST
J. Tillman F 15 PTS 10 REB 0 AST
42.9 FG% 49.1
23.8 3PT FG% 29.6
81.3 FT% 61.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Landers 38 19 10 0 0 0 1 2 7/13 0/2 5/5 3 7
J. Cunningham 33 17 11 1 0 0 3 4 7/11 0/0 3/4 4 7
D. Davis 31 14 2 2 1 0 1 4 4/9 2/4 4/4 1 1
J. Davis 35 8 3 1 1 0 1 2 3/10 2/7 0/0 0 3
J. Crutcher 34 7 8 7 0 0 2 4 3/13 1/7 0/0 1 7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Landers 38 19 10 0 0 0 1 2 7/13 0/2 5/5 3 7
J. Cunningham 33 17 11 1 0 0 3 4 7/11 0/0 3/4 4 7
D. Davis 31 14 2 2 1 0 1 4 4/9 2/4 4/4 1 1
J. Davis 35 8 3 1 1 0 1 2 3/10 2/7 0/0 0 3
J. Crutcher 34 7 8 7 0 0 2 4 3/13 1/7 0/0 1 7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Antetokounmpo 24 7 2 0 0 2 0 3 3/7 0/1 1/3 1 1
M. Svoboda 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
J. Gruden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Crosby - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Mikesell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
X. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Westerfield - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Pierce - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Greer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Stewart - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 72 37 11 2 2 8 20 27/63 5/21 13/16 10 27
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Tillman 36 15 10 0 0 3 1 3 5/12 0/3 5/7 3 7
J. Williams 30 14 4 5 1 1 0 2 5/6 1/1 3/6 0 4
D. Jenkins 26 11 3 5 0 0 2 3 3/10 3/8 2/4 0 3
S. Mobley 20 11 3 2 1 0 2 3 5/8 1/4 0/0 1 2
I. Vann 27 10 3 2 0 0 2 2 4/10 1/6 1/2 1 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Tillman 36 15 10 0 0 3 1 3 5/12 0/3 5/7 3 7
J. Williams 30 14 4 5 1 1 0 2 5/6 1/1 3/6 0 4
D. Jenkins 26 11 3 5 0 0 2 3 3/10 3/8 2/4 0 3
S. Mobley 20 11 3 2 1 0 2 3 5/8 1/4 0/0 1 2
I. Vann 27 10 3 2 0 0 2 2 4/10 1/6 1/2 1 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Simms 20 9 1 1 1 0 0 2 3/6 1/3 2/2 0 1
M. Crowfield 21 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 2
K. Lane 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Santos-Silva 13 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2
T. Maye 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
L. Djonkam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
X. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sheehy-Guiseppi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 77 28 17 5 4 7 18 28/57 8/27 13/21 5 23