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Massachusetts Minutemen (14-18)


Sat. 2/27 Thu. 3/3 Sat. 3/5 Thu. 3/10 Fri. 3/11
@ StBon 
L 83-85
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@ URI 
L 50-68
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vs. LaSal 
W 69-52
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@ URI 
W 67-62
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@ VCU 
L 70-85
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VCU dominates inside, advances to A-10 semifinals

NEW YORK (AP) The defense does not create the constant havoc it did under Shaka Smart but VCU still created chaos Friday, especially on the interior.

Melvin Johnson scored 19 points and VCU used a dominating inside game to pull away in the second half and beat Massachusetts 85-70 in the Atlantic 10 tournament quarterfinals.

The second-seeded Rams (23-9) scored 50 points in the paint, grabbed 20 of their 49 rebounds on the offensive end to compensate for a 1-of-16 showing from 3-point range. VCU's dominance inside helped them reach the semifinals for the fourth straight year to face the winner of Davidson-St. Bonaventure on Saturday.

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Leaders
Points: T. Davis18.7
Rebounds: T. Davis4.6
Assists: T. Davis3.2
FG%: J. Hinds46.0%
FT%: T. Davis87.6%
3P%: J. Hinds36.9%
Steals: J. Hinds1.5
Blocks: T. Bergantino0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Atlantic 10 Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Dayton 14-4 25-8
St. Bonaventure 14-4 22-9
VCU 14-4 25-11
Saint Joseph's 13-5 28-8
George Washington 11-7 28-10
Davidson 10-8 20-13
Rhode Island 9-9 17-15
Fordham 8-10 17-14
Richmond 7-11 16-16
Duquesne 6-12 17-17
Massachusetts 6-12 14-18
George Mason 5-13 11-21
Saint Louis 5-13 11-21
La Salle 4-14 9-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.5 (166)
Rebounds: 9.6 (260)
Assists: 13.8 (141)
FG%: 42.9% (230)
FT%: 69.9% (167)
3P%: 33.0% (257)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 75.8 (273)
Rebounds: 26.1 (107)
Assists: 14.7 (285)
FG%: 42.7% (127)
FT%: 72.9% (322)
3P%: 31.3% (30)
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