Scores

Final

VCU 68

(21-8, 12-4 CAA)

Wichita State 67

(22-6, 13-3 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, February 18, 2011

    Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas

    1 2 T
    VCU 45 2368
    WICH 38 2967

    Top Performers

    Virginia Commonwealth: J. Rodriguez 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 11 Ast

    Wichita St: B. Smith 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    VCU wins free throw battle down the stretch to hold off Wichita State

    Associated Press

    WICHITA, Kan. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VCU
    WICH
    Points 68 67
    FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 23-59 (.390)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 7-23 (.304)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 14-18 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 8

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