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Graham scores 18 with 10 rebounds and VCU rallies past Richmond 56-50

Richmond's Janelle Hubbard (4) gets pressure on a rebound from Virginia Commonwealth's  Keira Robinson during a second round game at the Atlantic 10 women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Richmond, Va., Thursday, March 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Joe Mahoney)

Richmond's Janelle Hubbard (4) gets pressure on a rebound from Virginia Commonwealth's Keira Robinson during a second round game at the Atlantic 10 women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Richmond, Va., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Joe Mahoney)  (The Associated Press)

Treveon Graham had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Virginia Commonwealth rallied in the second half and outlasted undermanned Richmond 56-50 on Thursday night, sweeping the city rivalry for the season.

Graham was one of four Rams to hit 3-pointers in an 18-3 run that rallied them from a 37-26 deficit to a 44-40 lead, and he added two key free throws with 6 seconds left for VCA (23-7, 11-4 Atlantic 10).

Just before Graham's final free throws, Kendall Anthony's tying layup attempt missed and Alonzo Nelson-Ododa missed a wide open tip-in in front of the basket for the Spiders (18-12, 8-7 Atlantic 10).

Anthony led the Spiders with 20 points.

The victory pulled VCU into a tie for second in the A-10 with Saint Joseph's with one game remaining, and was the third loss in a row for Richmond, which has been playing with just seven players.