WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) - The VCU men's basketball team put up a good fight Friday against No. 1 seed Rhode Island, but they couldn't break through in the second half.
After trailing just three points at halftime, Rhode Island gradually built a nine-point lead and eventually defeated VCU 76-67 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament.
This is the first time since joining the A-10 in 2012 that VCU will not be in championship game.
Rhode Island will now face the winner of the Saint Joseph's-George Mason game on Saturday in the semifinals.
The Rams opened the A-10 tournament with a 77-72 win over Dayton on Thursday.
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