VCU runs into A-10 final with 76-54 win against Davidson

Mar 12, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Mo Alie-Cox scored 13 points, including a rim-shaking slam off a lob from JeQuan Lewis, and VCU ran out to an emphatic 76-54 victory against Davidison on Saturday to reach the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship game for the fourth straight season.

The defending champion and second-seeded Rams (24-9) will face fourth-seeded St. Joseph's, which knocked off top-seed Dayton, in Sunday's final at Barclays Center.

Brian Sullivan scored 15 points for sixth-seeded Davidson (20-12), which beat St. Bonaventure in overtime late Friday night.

Under first-year coach Will Wade, the Rams don't play ''Havoc,'' full-court pressure defense, but they still keep the pace brisk. The Wildcats could not keep up.

Lewis and Alie-Cox led a decisive run early in the second half. The 250-pound Alie-Cox went high to jam a Lewis lob that made it 51-30 with 16:05 left.

Korey Billbury led VCU with 17 points and Lewis added 11.