RAMS ROLL TO FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN, 84-60 OVER ETSU

The Basics

  • Score: VCU 84, ETSU 60
  • Records: VCU (9-3), ETSU (6-3)
  • Location: Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center inside the HDL, Inc. Athletic Village – Richmond, Va.
  • Short Story: VCU won its fourth straight game, 84-60 over ETSU on Monday night. Treveon Graham led the Rams with 15 points, which moves the senior into the 10th spot on the all-time scoring chart. 
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How It Happened

  • Back-to-back threes from sophomore JeQuan Lewis and senior Briante Weber sparked a 6-0 VCU run, giving the Black and Gold a 10-4 lead with 14:11 left in the 1st half.
  • The Rams hit 6-of-7 field goals capped by a dunk from sophomore Mo Alie-Cox, to extend the Rams lead to 20-13 with 11:55 left in the opening half.
  • Junior Melvin Johnson made three free throws to give the Rams a 35-26 advantage at the half.
  • Graham paced the Rams into the locker room with 11 points in the first frame.
  • Johnson connected on back-to-back 3-pointers in the opening minutes of the second half.  The junior finished the half 4-of-4 from long distance.
  • VCU went on a 12-0 run capped by a 3 from Jordan Burgess to extend its lead to 47-29 with 15:52 left.
  • The Rams held the Buccaneers scoreless for 2:50 minutes before a Jalen Riley free throw ended the 8-0 VCU run.
  • A dunk from freshman Jonathan Williams gave the Rams their largest lead of the night at 28 points, 84-56, with 56 second left on the clock.
  • A 3-point buzzer beater from ETSU's Rashawn Rembert capped the scoring for the night, with VCU taking the contest 84-60.

Beyond the Box Score

  • Treveon Graham moved up on the all-time leading scorers list. The senior has now scored 1,545 career points during his time in the River City.
  • Senior Briante Weber picked up 3 steals in the first half and followed it up with four more in the second half for a total of seven. Weber now sits tied for 10th all-time in the NCAA career steals list with 342.
  • The Rams recorded a season-best 18 swipes Monday evening. 
  • Freshman Michael Gilmore set a new career high with 10 points off the bench.
  • After going 4-for-6 from deep against Cincinnati on Saturday in the second half, junior Melvin Johnson, followed that performance up with a 4-for-4 night from deep in the second stanza. The Rams' marksman is now 8-for-10 in the last two games from three.

Up Next

  • The Rams return to action on December 29, when the team hosts Cleveland State. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.