Rob Brandenberg scored 18 points in his final home game for VCU, and the Rams used a 15-5 second-half run to finally put away St. Bonaventure for an 86-67 victory Saturday night at Siegel Center.
Fellow senior Juvonte Reddic added 13 points and 14 rebounds and Treveon Graham scored 18 for VCU (24-7, 12-4 Atlantic 10), which finished the season 15-0 at home and has won 20 in a row at the Siegel Center.
Matthew Wright scored 21 to lead the Bonnies (16-14, 6-10), who lost their fourth straight.
St. Bonaventure used a 10-2 run to get within 60-54 with 9:05 to play, but Brandenberg started the game-clinching burst with a jumper from the free-throw line, and Graham followed a turnover with a 3-pointer.
The Bonnies turned the ball over 24 times, leading to 31 points for the Rams.
The Rams will either be the second or third seed in the A-10 tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y., next week.
Brandenberg and Reddic, who will play in the NCAA tournament in all four years of their careers, were removed together by Coach Shaka Smart with 1:10 remaining to rousing cheers from the crowd. It was the 50th consecutive sellout, the fifth-longest streak in the country.
The game was sloppy both ways. The pace was slowed greatly by tight officiating, which saw the Bonnies whistled for 21 fouls and the Rams for 19. ...
Ovie Soko, a former Hampton Roads Academy and Bethel High player, scored 18 points and shot 8-of-13 on free throws to help Duquesne win 81-69 at George Mason.
Derrick Colter pumped in 21 points to help the Dukes (13-16, 5-11) claim the No. 10 seed in the 13-team Atlantic 10 tournament. Duquesne faces the No. 7 seed on Thursday.
The loss sent No. 12 seed George Mason (11-19, 4-12) into an opening-round game Wednesday against No. 13 Fordham.
The Dukes closed the first half with a 13-2 run, taking a nine-point lead into intermission, then opened the second half by hitting three straight, unanswered 3-pointers.
Sherrod Wright scored 25 points to lead George Mason, with Bryon Allen adding another 17 points. ...
Devin Oliver scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Dayton to a 60-48 home victory over Richmond.
Dayton (22-9, 10-6) took control midway through the first half with a 12-0 run capped by a three-point play from Kyle Davis that made it 24-10 with 4:25 to go before the break. The Flyers took a 34-19 advantage into halftime and never trailed again, finishing the regular season with three wins in a row.
The Spiders (18-13, 8-8) narrowed the gap to single digits on a Terry Allen layup that made it 52-44 with 5:40 left, but got no closer.
Kendall Anthony led Richmond with 20 points and Allen finished with 17. ...
Maurice Creek scored 24 points and forced two turnovers in the final minutes, giving George Washington a 70-67 victory at Fordham.
GW (23-7, 11-5), looking to improves its NCAA resume', led cellar-dwelling Fordham 31-29 at intermission.
Branden Frazier led the Rams with 28 points, but Fordham made only 3-of-24 3-point attempts.
NCAA Division III tournament:
All-American senior guard DJ Woodmore scored 28 points to lead Virginia Wesleyan to a 79-74 home win over Wesley, giving the Marlins their third Sweet 16 appearance in the last four years.
VWC's Sedric Nady scored 13 points, though he didn't connect on a field goal until there was 8:19 remaining. He hit a trio of late 3-pointers, including a shot that brought the near-capacity crowd to a roar with a 73-63 lead and 3:46 left.
Wesley, the Capital Athletic Conference regular-season champ, scored six points in a row to make it 77-74 with 1:56 left. Aaron Clark sank two free throws with 16 seconds left for the 79-74 final.
Virginia Wesleyan's next foe will be Mary Washington, which earned its first Sweet 16 trip, rolling past DeSales (Pa.) 77-59 in Ashland.
The Eagles (24-5) controlled the first half for a 38-15 lead and finished the game shooting 46 percent, compared to 28 percent by the Bulldogs.
DeSales, with former William and Mary point guard Scott Coval in his 21st season as coach, had beaten Randolph-Macon on the Yellow Jackets' floor the previous night.
The site and time of the VWC-UMW game will be announced Sunday.