Treveon Graham scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting as the 21st-ranked VCU Rams pulled away late to beat the visiting Richmond Spiders 93-82 Wednesday at Siegel Center.
Juvonte Reddic had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Rams (24-6, 12-3), who moved into a first-place tie atop the Atlantic 10 standings when Saint Louis lost to Xavier in overtime later in the night.
Cedrick Lindsay scored 22 points for Richmond (17-13, 7-8), which beat VCU in overtime in January.
The Spiders were poised to knock off their crosstown rival again, with a Terry Allen 3-pointer tying the game at 79 with 3:13 remaining. But a Graham layup ignited a game-sealing 11-0 run.
Maurice Kemp had 29 points and nine rebounds as host East Carolina edged Tulane. Miguel Paul added 13 points and 11 assists for the Pirates (17-11, 8-7 Conference USA). Tulane’s Josh Davis had 23 points and 16 rebounds.
Patriot League quarterfinals:
Mike Muscala registered 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the top-seeded Bucknell Bison to a 58-42 home win over No. 8-seeded Navy in Lewisburg, Pa.
Tilman Dunbar paced Navy (8-23) with nine points.
Bucknell will stay at home for a semifinal against No. 4 Army, which ousted No. 5 American 65-44 in West Point, N.Y., as Ella Ellis netted 16 points.
No. 7 Holy Cross, coached by Kecoughtan High graduate Milan Brown, saw its season end at 12-18 with a 77-54 loss at No. 2 Lafayette in Easton, Pa.
Seth Hinrichs scored 20 for the Leopards, who were 14-of-26 from 3-point range, and Tony Johnson added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
CAA regular season:
William and Mary won on its Senior Night, stopping George Mason 63-53 at Kaplan Arena behind Emily Correal's 21 points and 12 rebounds and Janine Aldridge's 15 points.
The Tribe led most of the way after overcoming a nine-point deficit with three consecutive 3-pointers to tie the game at 29. ...
Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points, Danielle Parker reached 1,000 career rebounds and No. 16 Delaware scored the first 16 points to defeat visiting Georgia State 86-58.