VCU DEPTH OUTLASTS RIVAL OLD DOMINION 69-57  

Final Score: VCU 69, Old Dominion 57
Location: Richmond, Va. (Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 7-2, Old Dominion 3-7
Attendance: 7,637 (141th consecutive sellout)

The Short Story: VCU's bench provided a second-half boost as the Rams pulled away from rival Old Dominion down the stretch Saturday.

OPENING TIP

  • Junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva led the Rams with 13 points and shot 7-of-9 from the free throw line
  • VCU senior guard Malik Crowfield came off the bench to knock down 3-of-3 from beyond the 3-point arc in the second half. He finished with nine points
  • Senior guards Marcus Evans and Issac Vann contributed 10 points each in the contest for the Black and Gold
  • ODU guards Malik Curry and Xavier Green lead the Monarchs with 11 points each

THE DIFFERENCE

  • Crowfield hit all three of his 3-pointers to spark an 11-2 VCU run midway through the second half that pushed the Rams ahead 54-41 with 7:55 remaining. Old Dominion pulled within five points a short time later, but Vann connected on a corner 3-pointer to give VCU a 57-49 cushion with 4:24 left. The Monarchs could get no closer than six the rest of the way
  • VCU shot 55 percent (11-of-20) from the field in the second half, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range
  • VCU's bench outscored ODU's 25-15
  • ODU took a 29-28 lead into halftime following a Jason Wade driving layup with 52 seconds remaining in the period

NOTABLES

  • The Rams shot 18-of-22 (.818) from the charity stripe and 41 percent (9-of-22) from beyond the arc in the game
  • VCU held Old Dominion to 2-of-15 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc
  • The Rams forced 18 Monarch turnovers and scored 20 points off those miscues
  • This was the 95th meeting between VCU and ODU. The Rams improved to 51-44 all-time in the series. Those 51 wins are VCU's most over any opponent

NEXT UP
The Rams host Missouri State at the Siegel Center on Sunday, Dec. 15 for a 7 p.m. match-up. That game will be broadcast on MASN.

 

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