REED SCORES 18 POINTS IN LOSS AT MINNESOTA

Final Score: Minnesota 108, VCU 63
Location: Minneapolis, Minn. (Williams Arena)
Records: VCU 0-2, Minnesota 3-0

The Short Story: After trailing 33-18 at the end of the first quarter, the Rams opened the second stanza on a 7-0 run. The run was sparked by a Nyra Williams layup and capped by back-to-back jumpers from Tera Reed that brought VCU back within 33-25. The Golden Gophers ultimately closed the quarter on a 22–4 run and led 55-29 at halftime.

QUICK FACTS

  • Reed scored a career-high 18 points and added three rebounds.
  • Sydnei Archie scored 14 points with four rebounds.
  • Delphynia Sparks had 13 points and three rebounds
  • Danielle Hammond had six points and five boards.
  • Minnesota outrebounded VCU 50-38 and outscored VCU 25-8 in points off turnovers.
  • Destiny Pitts and Kenisha Bell each scored 20 points to lead the Golden Gophers.
  • Minnesota only shot 30.8 percent from 3-point range but shot 50.0 percent from the field overall. VCU shot 34.3 percent from the floor.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Archie scored the first nine points for VCU as the Rams trailed Minnesota 14-9 with 6:56 left in the first quarter.
  • The Golden Gophers held a 33-18 lead at the end of the first frame.
  • The Rams had a 7-0 run to start the second quarter and cut the deficit to just 33-25 but the Gophers took a 55-29 lead into the break.
  • The Rams only had four turnovers in the second half but Minnesota outscored VCU 53-34 during the third and fourth quarters.

WHAT'S NEXT
The Rams will travel to UNCG for a 5:30 p.m. tip against the Spartans on Nov. 21.