RAMS GRAB ROAD WIN AT GEORGE WASHINGTON AS A-10 RACE HEATS UP  

Score: VCU 60, George Washington 50
Location: Washington, D.C. (Smith Center)
Records: VCU 16-6 (7-2 Atlantic 10), George Washington 7-15 (3-6)

The short story: Junior guard De'Riante Jenkins provided 14 points, while sophomore forward Marcus Santos-Silva turned in his fourth double-double of the season to lead VCU over George Washington Wednesday in Foggy Bottom.

OPENING TIP

  • Santos-Silva supplied a workman-like effort with 10 points, 11 rebounds (six offensive) and two blocks
  • Jenkins connected on 6-of-10 attempts on the way to his seventh double-digit scoring effort in eight games
  • Redshirt junior point guard Marcus Evans added 10 points and four assists for the Rams, while freshman forward Vince Williams contributed six points and three rebounds off the bench
  • VCU's win moved the Rams into sole possession of second place in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings. The Rams have won three straight games
  • D.J. Williams led George Washington with 16 points and five rebounds

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU held the Colonials to just six second-half field goals (6-of-19) and forced 12 turnovers in the period. The Rams held the Colonials scoreless the first 6:17 of the second half
  • George Washington trimmed VCU's lead to 52-48 on a Williams 3-pointer with 1:55 left, but Vince Williams scored four straight points, including a tip-in on the ensuing possession, to give the Rams some breathing room. Evans hit four free throws down the stretch to put the win on ice
  • VCU outrebounded the Colonials 38-29, including 13-7 on the offensive glass
  • George Washington shot .341 (15-of-44) from the field in the game, including .214 (3-of-14 from 3-point range

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • VCU outscored GW in the paint 34-20 and 13-8 off turnovers
  • The Rams led for 34:25 Wednesday
  • VCU improved to 13-3 all-time against George Washington

NEXT UP
VCU will travel to Western New York to take on St. Bonaventure on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Reilly Center.

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