Virginia Commonwealth’s Jamie Skeen hit a layup as the buzzer sounded to give the Rams a 62-60 victory over Drexel in the CAA Tournament in Richmond. Skeen scored 18 of his game high 24 points in the second half and he almost single handedly kept the Rams NCAA Tourney hopes alive.
Drexel trailed almost the entire 2nd half and Chris Fouch drained two 3-pointers to knot up the score at 60. VCU’s Coach Shaka Smart drew up the inbound play to Skeen and the senior hit his game-winning shot just before the final buzzer sounded.
Fouch scored 15 of his 20 points after halftime for Drexel. Samme Givens added 13.
A second half free throw differential of 25-3 in favor of VCU had the Drexel crowd howling. “We told the players that we knew how it was going to be down here,” said UD Coach Bruiser Flint, whose team fell to 21-10. “It was unfortunate the outcome that came, especially with how hard we fought.”
Drexel will likely be headed to the NIT, CBI or Collegeinsider.com Tournament along with fellow conference member James Madison who lost earlier in the day.
VCU will head to the CAA Semifinal vs. top seeded George Mason at Noon ET.