Capital One Arena was once again a buzz as the Quarterfinal Round saw some close scores and overall amazing action.
Things got started off with the #1-seeded Davidson defeating the #8-seeded Fordham by a score of 74-56. The Wildcats were able to have a trio of players in double-digit scoring as Sam Mennenga had 15 points with nine boards, Desmond Watson had 13 points and Hyunjung Lee had 11 points.
With the victory Davidson is going to the A-10 Championship Semis for the seventh consecutive time. Davidson, who is one of the nation’s top shooting teams was able to have a 48.1% night against Fordham, which was key to helping them advance to the Semis.
As for the Rams Rostyslav Novitskyi had a game-high 18 points, as the Sophomore Center had a 7-for-12 night on the field, while also adding five rebounds and three blocks. Grad student forward Chuba Ohams had 14 points and nine rebounds.
For Fordham there were a ton of positive notes as the team were enter into the game as the #8 seed, which is the highest seed for the team in the current format that the Tournament is played. In addition, with the teams 16-16 overall record, the 16 wins are the most for a Fordham team since the Rams won 17 games during the 2015-16 season.
In the second half of the afternoon session, it was the #5-seeded Saint Louis upsetting the #4-seeded St. Bonaventure 57-56. Leading the way for the Billikens was Gibson Jimerson who had 20 points. Francis Okoro had a double-double with his 14 points and 12 rebounds.
The Evening sessions had two heart bounding results with the #2 seeded Dayton defeating the University of Massachusetts 75-72, and the #10-seeded Richmond upsetting the #3 Seeded VCU 75-64.
All of this leads up to Saturday (today) and the Semis as the Number 1-seeded Davidson will take on the #5 seeded Saint Louis at 1:00 p.m. and the #2-seeded Dayton taking on #6-seeded Richmond at 3:30 pm. Both games are set to air on the CBS Sports Network.
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