NCAA Game Summary - Wichita State at VCU|
(Tuesday, November 13)
Final Score: Wichita State 53, VCU 51
Richmond, VA (Sports Network) - Malcolm Armstead's jumper with four seconds
left proved to be the game-winner for the Wichita State Shockers, who hung on
to beat the VCU Rams, 53-51, at the Siegel Center.
VCU (1-1) forward Juvonte Reddic was fouled with less than a second remaining
and had a chance to tie the game at the foul line, but he missed the first
free throw and was called for a violation on the second attempt, allowing
Wichita State (2-0) to remain undefeated despite making just 3-of-19 from
behind the arc.
Carl Hall, the Shockers lone returning starter from last year's team, led the
way with 12 points, 11 boards, and three blocked shots. Celanthony Early
scored 13 off the bench, while Armstead finished with 11 points, six assists,
and four steals.
Reddic ended up with a game-high 22 points on 8-of-11 from the field for the
Rams and ripped down 10 rebounds as well. Darius Theus added 15 and five
assists. The Rams' starters scored 48 of their 51 points, with Rob Brandenberg
scoring the only three bench points.
Neither team shot well from the floor in the first half. Wichita State hit
just 2-of-12 three-point attempts, while VCU shot 31 percent overall. The
Shockers led 28-24 at the break.
Down by three with less than a minute remaining, VCU tied the game on a Theus
three-pointer. The Shockers let the clock bleed all the way down to four
seconds before Armstead hit the long two-pointer that won his team the game.
Neither team led by more than five points in the game. VCU could not take
advantage of its free throw opportunities, making just 12-of-23.
11/13 23:01:02 ET