Atlantic 10 Tournament: VCU eliminated, Richmond moves on

RICHMOND, Va. — First-year VCU head coach Beth O’Boyle will have to wait a year for her first Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament win, after the St. Louis Billikens dispatched the Rams 65-58 Thursday morning.

St. Louis scored 33 of its 65 points at the free throw line, hitting 33 out of 38 from the charity stripe, nearly an 87% clip.

O’Boyle had no comment on the officiating.

The Richmond Spiders fared much better Thursday. UR beat UMass 67-63. The Spiders will play Fordham Friday at 2:00 PM.

The Atlantic 10 Conference has opened the tournament up for FREE, thanks to the poor weather in Richmond.

Here is more from the Atlantic 10 Conference on FREE basketball Friday:

Once the Snow & Ice Melts … Come Watch A-10 Women’s Basketball All Day Friday at No Charge

RICHMOND, Va. – Despite the wintery weather, the 2015 Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship is here in Richmond.

When it becomes safe to travel, come over to the Richmond Coliseum to enjoy a full day of women’s basketball featuring great competition, on court contests for A-10 prize packs, t-shirt tosses, appearances by the Zooperstars during halftime and lots of family fun.

Tomorrow is “Snow Day, No Pay” at the Richmond Coliseum. Games tip off at 11:00 a.m., followed by a contest at 2:00 p.m. which will feature hometown Richmond Spiders taking on defending A-10 Champion Fordham.  The day wraps up with games at 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.  So get out of the cold and your house and come enjoy a great day of basketball action with a trip to the NCAA Tournament on the line.

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