Virginia Commonwealth vs Wichita State

VCU 68, Wichita St. 67


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Joey Rodriguez made two free throws with 0.8 seconds remaining to send Virginia Commonwealth over Wichita State 68-67 in a BracketBusters game Friday night.

The Shockers' David Kyles got off a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it rattled in and out.

Bradford Burgess scored 17 and Rodriguez added 15 for the Rams (21-8), who earned a victory to help their NCAA tournament at-large chances.

Joe Ragland's 15 points could not keep Wichita State (22-6) from its fourth home loss.

Wichita State went on a methodical 8-0 run over a six-minute span, taking a 61-59 lead with 4:27 remaining and setting up the late drama. The teams traded lead-changing baskets before Brandon Rozzell's 3-pointer with 1:22 left gave the Rams a 65-63 advantage. They led until Ragland made two free throws with 4.9 seconds to play for a 67-66 Shockers lead.

Virginia Commonwealth was 9 of 21 from 3-point range.

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Virginia Commonwealth Rams
J. Skeen, F364-91-2122111
D. Haley, C191-30-03022
J. Rodriguez, G376-152-3311115
B. Burgess, G346-112-341317
E. Nixon, G200-40-02140
B. Rozzell264-90-040010
J. Reddic113-40-02046
T. Veal92-20-03014
D. Theus50-10-01000
R. Brandenberg31-10-00003
Totals 27-595-836151668
Wichita State Shockers
J. Durley, F314-91-170010
G. Blair, F231-30-05332
T. Murry, G333-142-45538
B. Smith, G323-94-472211
J. Ragland, G215-102-241315
D. Kyles172-52-30317
D. Williams172-50-01005
A. Ellis152-20-01024
G. Stutz111-23-46015
Totals 23-5914-1836141567
Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Will. & Mary10-817-14110
J. Madison7-1110-23256

Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-131-532
Illinois St.17-128-733
So. Illinois9-917-16145
N. Iowa9-914-16162
Missouri St.7-1117-16209
Indiana St.5-1311-20233
Other games
UConn 58 Final
Louisville 71