WICHITA, Kan. -- Joey Rodriguez made two free throws with 0.8 seconds remaining to send Virginia Commonwealth over Wichita State 68-67 in a BracketBusters game Friday night.
The Shockers' David Kyles got off a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it rattled in and out.
Bradford Burgess scored 17 and Rodriguez added 15 for the Rams (21-8), who earned a victory to help their NCAA tournament at-large chances.
Joe Ragland's 15 points could not keep Wichita State (22-6) from its fourth home loss.
Wichita State went on a methodical 8-0 run over a six-minute span, taking a 61-59 lead with 4:27 remaining and setting up the late drama. The teams traded lead-changing baskets before Brandon Rozzell's 3-pointer with 1:22 left gave the Rams a 65-63 advantage. They led until Ragland made two free throws with 4.9 seconds to play for a 67-66 Shockers lead.
Virginia Commonwealth was 9 of 21 from 3-point range.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.