NCAAB Game Recap - Virginia Commonwealth at Purdue
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:06 PM EST

Winth
70
Duke
83
F
W Ky
54
Lou
71
F
MD
80
Harv
73
F
UNC
78
Oreg
74
F
Mich
82
Gonz
64
F
UAB
58
KY
69
F
Morg
57
OhSt
90
F
TxTch
76
Crei
83
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Seton
84
F
Penn
82
Ariz
92
F
UtSt
73
StMar
81
F
FlaSt
60
Tenn
57
F
VACom
56
Purd
59
F
Marsh
67
Fla
73
F
JacSt
71
ChiSt
62
F
Eurek
60
NOrl
125
F
CAPoly
69
LongI
82
F
LongB
75
Wake
88
F
(N/A)
40
S UT
126
F
UMass
57
Rut
82
F
KTChr
42
Lib
88
F
Temp
65
TexAM
42
F
AlSt
56
Chat
74
F
(N/A)
57
IlSt
76
F
DeP
73
Minn
68
F
USC
79
Marq
101
F
Campbl
74
GaSo
84
F
TNSt
81
NFla
73
F
Prov
55
Charl
63
F
SIU-E
51
UCRiv
69
F
SEMO
75
SCla
87
F
PSU
85
Syr
64
F
N DA
78
FlGlf
63
F
HolyC
69
FlAtl
87
F
MD-ES
56
Del
75
F
(N/A)
47
Akr
64
F
Fairf
56
David
67
F
Denv
65
CS-Ful
62
F
Iowa
73
SDSU
83
F
AbCh
51
SMU
70
F
MOSt
58
LSU
73
F
UCF
78
Pepp
65
F
UCDav
73
Utah
77
F
Copp
62
Mont
69
F
UNCW
59
Bois
80
F
Alab
83
SoMis
68
F
Miss
37
OkSt
78
F
Gram
58
UCSB
67
F
Hamp
57
CSBak
70
F
Longw
51
Pacif
69
F
USF
75
HI
85
F

Nov 29, 2019, 10:06 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(20) Virginia Commonwealth (6-1)

26

30

56

Purdue (4-2)

32

27

59

Purdue upsets No. 20 VCU, 59-56, in Emerald Coast Classic
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:42 AM

NICEVILLE, Florida (AP) With both teams struggling from the free throw line, Purdue's Eric Hunter Jr. and Jahaad Proctor made foul shots when it counted and VCU didn't.

Hunter and Proctor also each scored 12 points to lead the Boilermakers to a 59-56 upset of the No. 20 Rams on Friday night in the Emerald Coast Classic.

The win put Purdue (4-2) in the championship game Saturday against Florida State and handed VCU (6-1) its first loss. The teams traded the lead 13 times and were tied 14 times in a ragged contest. It was not decided until a potential game-tying 3-point shot by VCU's De'Riante Jenkins went wide with 4 second left. Hunter grabbed the rebound and it was all over.

Hunter also had given the Boilermakers the lead for good 56-55 with 1:37 left by sinking two free throws. Proctor then made three out of four free throws down the stretch.

Marcus Santos-Silva led the Rams with 19 points but missed three of four free throws in the final 1:16. No other VCU players scored in double figures.

Purdue coach Matt Painter was happy with the win but not how the Boilermakers got it.

"It lets you know you have work to do in some areas," Painter said. "I'm proud of our guys being able to grind it out."

Besides shooting only 65.5 percent from the foul line Purdue also committed 18 turnovers. VCU's free throw percentage was only slightly better at 68.2 percent but the Rams turned the ball over even more.

"We saw some things today that we have to get better on," said VCU coach Mike Rhoades. "There is no reason we should be turning the ball over 21 times."

The only other Boilermaker in double figures was Trevion Williams with 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting, but he fouled out with nearly five minutes left to play.

BIG PICTURE

Purdue: Upsetting a ranked opponent is a relief for the rebuilding Boilermakers as their only other victories have come against Wisconsin-Green Bay, Chicago State and Jacksonville State, none with winning records. Purdue has an opportunity to gain additional momentum before facing defending national champion Virginia on Dec. 4 in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge by winning the tournament championship game against Florida State. The Seminoles knocked off No. 17 Tennessee on Friday. It will be a rematch for the Boilermakers, who lost to Florida State last season in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge. Then it's on to Virginia, which eliminated Purdue from the NCAA Tournament last season with an 80-75 overtime victory in an Elite 8 game.

VCU: The upset loss to Purdue snapped VCU's season-opening six-game winning streak and could threaten the Rams' national ranking. It was the first time in school history that the Rams had been 6-0. That run included a signature victory over then-No. 23 LSU on Nov. 13. They'll have an opportunity to get back on track, though, in the tournament consolation game against another nationally ranked team in Tennessee. It'll be the Rams only remaining game against a Power 5 conference team during the regular season.

BENCH POINTS

Purdue, like Florida State, has a strong bench. The Boilermaker reserves, led by Williams, outscored VCU's 26-9.

UNFAMILIAR BUT MEMORABLE FOES

The game was only the second time Purdue and VCU have played each other. Their first meeting is part of VCU lore. The 11th-seeded Rams upset the third-seeded Boilermakers 94-76 in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament on their way to their only Final Four appearance. They then lost to Butler, which was defeated by Connecticut in the title game.

UP NEXT

Purdue advances to the tournament championship game on Saturday against Florida State.

VCU plays in the tournament consolation game on Saturday against No. 17 Tennessee.

Leaders

Virginia Commonwealth PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Crowfield 0 0 1 3 0 0
N. Hyland 0 0 0 1 1 0
Purdue PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Eastern 0 0 4 4 1 0
J. Proctor 12 0 2 1 2 0

Team Comparison

VACom Purd
Points For 56 59
Field Goals 19/43-44% 18/44-41%
Three Pointers 3/17-18% 4/16-25%
Free Throws 15/22-68% 19/29-66%
Offensive Rebounds 5 11
Defensive Rebounds 19 21
Rebounds 25 36
Blocks 3 2
Steals 8 10
Turnovers 21 18
Personal Fouls 23 23
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Purd Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 29 VACom 56 @ Purd 59 C. Douglas 2 A. Wheeler 3

Game Information

Stadium: The Arena at NW Florida St, Niceville, Florida
Attendance: 2,500
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