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Graham scored, was fouled and made the shot, and after a putback by Dartaye Ruffin for the Dragons, Graham took a pretty feed from Theus and made it 50-41. Theus' fifth steal and putback of his own miss made it 52-41 with 5:06 to go.
But the Dragons came back again as Lee scored 16 of his points in the second half, including a 3-pointer to start a 10-2 burst, capped by Samme Given's free throw with 1:14 to play, setting up the wild finish..
The Rams, who blitzed George Mason in the semifinals, taking a 32-4 lead in the first nine minutes, took a little longer to get going against the Dragons, but once they did, their intensity combined with the strain of three games in as many days seemed to take a toll on Drexel.
The Dragons trailed just 10-9 with 15 minutes left in the half, but went more than six minutes without a point as the Rams started a 25-10 run to end the half. Theus scored the first three baskets, all on layups, and had eight points in the surge. Graham added seven.
The Dragons, who came in averaging just over 11 turnovers, had 12 by halftime, and VCU had turned them into 16 points.
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