RICHMOND, Va. -- Justin Tillman ripped the nets for a career-high 37 points, including seven of VCU's nine points in overtime, and the Rams pulled out an 88-84 victory over Dayton on Saturday.
The Flyers had no answer for Tillman. The senior forward connected on 17 of 25 shots and added eight rebounds and two blocked shots for VCU (15-10, 7-5 Atlantic 10 Conference). Tillman scored 13 straight points for the Rams, turning a five-point deficit into a 58-54 lead with 12:23 left to play. VCU led 78-63 on a Marcus Santos-Silva layup with 3:29 remaining, but Jalen Crutcher had 3-pointers to begin and end a 14-0 run and get the Flyers within 78-77 with 11 seconds left. After Jonathan Williams made 1 of 2 free throws, Josh Cunningham had a layup at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.
It was all Tillman from there. He hit two straight jumpers to give the Rams an 83-79 lead. Jordan Davis' 3-point play pulled the Flyers within a point. Tillman made 1 of 2 free throws, but Trey Landers knotted the score at 84 on a layup with 43 seconds left. Williams fed Tillman for the go-ahead basket and added two free throws with three seconds to go to seal it.
Crutcher finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for Dayton (11-13, 5-7), while Landers added 16 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double.
The Virginia Cavaliers football team is coming off a 21-pt victory last week and has won four of their last five games, yet is an underdog on the road against Georgia Tech.
UVA, at 4-2 (7-3 overall), is trying to stay alive in the ACC Coastal, led by the Pitt Panthers entering Saturday's action. Georgia Tech is also coming into the game on a hot streak, having won five of its last six matchups.
The Yellow Jackets are two games behind Pitt in the loss column, sitting at 4-3 in ACC play, and will finish up their regular season next week at 5th-ranked Georgia. UVA will wrap up on the road as well, facing in-state rival Virginia Tech.
Georgia Tech is favored over UVA by 4.5 points. Here's how to watch.
UVA CAVALIERS vs. GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS: HOW TO WATCH
What: University of Virginia Cavaliers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field, located in Atlanta, GA.
When: Saturday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. EST
TV Channel: The Virginia Cavaliers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
At 5-2 (7-3 overall) in the CAA, Delaware is currently in a four-way tie for second place in te conference. The Blue Hens are just one game back of Maine, and their recent hot streak is to thank.
Delaware had won five in a row, and sevon of eight, entering last week's matchup with Stony Brook. They fell 17-3, and are now looking to close out the regular season strong.
Villanova has struggled much of the season, sitting at just 1-6 (4-6 overall). albany is the only team in the CAA with fewer wins, and they've been cold. The Wildcats have lost five of their last six games.
Delaware is favored by 10 points as they hope to get back into first place.
Here's how to watch.
DELAWARE BLUE HENS vs. VILLANOVA WILDCATS: HOW TO WATCH
What: University of Delaware Blue Hens vs. Villanova University Wildcats
Where: Delaware Stadium, located in Newark, DE.
When: Saturday, November 17 at 12 p.m. EST
TV Channel: The Delaware Blue Hens vs. Villanova Wildcats will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)