Jan 27, 2015
- Score: #14 VCU 72, George Washington 48
- Records: #14 VCU (17-3, 7-0 A-10), GW (16-5, 6-2 A-10)
- Location: Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center inside the HDL, Inc. Athletic Village – Richmond, Va
- The Short Story: Freshman Terry Larrier led the way with 15 points for VCU in a 24-point rout of George Washington in the Rams' first game back at home in 17 days. Sophomore Mo Alie-Cox tied his career-high with 10 points and added eight rebounds in the game to help secure VCU's 12th consecutive victory.
- Video: Highlights l Coach Smart Press Conference l VCU Player Press Conference l GW Press Conference
- Storify: The win through the Eyes of RamNation
- ESPN.com: VCU proving that Virginia isn't the only team to watch in the Commonwealth
- SI.com: Larrier's emergence making VCU even more dangerous
How It Happened
- Despite being back home to the Stu for the first time in over two weeks, it was George Washington that jumped out to the early lead, holding the advantage over VCU for the first five minutes of the night.
- Both squads were within just a few points of one another for much of the first half, until the Rams ended the half on a 7-0 run to cruise into the locker room with a 29-21 lead.
- For as close as the first half was, the second was the total opposite. The Colonials were unable to keep up with HAVOC, and fatigue became apparent with the way they shot the ball. GW was 5 of 26 from the field in the second half, including an ugly 0 from 11 from behind the arc.
- The play of the night came from Alie-Cox; with the Rams already on a 7-0 run that pushed their lead to 14, Alie-Cox stole the ball and charged up the court and threw down a monster dunk, prompting a George Washington timeout and a raucous reaction from the crowd.
- A 40-21 run to end the game further sealed the deal for the Rams, who took away their 12th straight victory in a 72-48 decision.
Beyond the Box Score
- Bench scoring proved to be vital yet again for the Rams, as 38 of tonight's points came from reserves.
- For the sixth time this season, VCU forced more turnovers (16) than the opposing team had field goals (14).
- VCU will host the Richmond Spiders this Saturday, January 31 at 2 pm. The rivalry game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and it will also be a Black Out.