Lewis lifts VCU late; Rams beat Old Dominion, 67-64 (Dec 10, 2016)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) JeQuan Lewis scored nine straight points to put Virginia Commonwealth in the lead with under five minutes to play and the Rams held on to beat Old Dominion, 67-64 on Saturday night.

Trailing by four, 55-51, Lewis drilled a 3-pointer and drew the foul. He converted the free throw to tie the game at 55-55. After Brandan Stith gave Old Dominion the lead again with a free throw, 56-55, Lewis got to the basket for a layup for the one-point VCU lead. For good measure he knocked down a 3-pointer with 4:36 left to make it 60-56.

Lewis finished with 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, including 5 of 8 from beyond the arc. Collectively VCU (7-3) was 24 of 52 from the field and 6 of 15 from distance.

B.J. Stith and Ahmad Caver finished with 17 and 16 points, respectively, for the Monarchs (5-4).