RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —
American U 44
VCU 72 F
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Justin Tillman posted a double-double scoring 10 points with 14 rebounds to help VCU roll over American University 72-44 on Wednesday night.
Melvin Johnson had 13 points and three assists for the Rams (3-2). Korey Billbury added 12 points and eight rebounds. The team averaged just 39.3 percent shooting from the field overall but had 16 steals, forced 22 turnovers and had a 42-29 rebounding edge over the Eagles (0-4).
VCU climbed to a 28-9 lead on a Tillman dunk with 5:02 to go in the first period and the Rams led 36-20 at the break.
Johnson and Michael Gilmore hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second half and Billbury sank a jumper with 8:45 remaining to make it 54-31 and the Rams cruised to the win.
Jesse Reed led the Eagles with 12 points and five rebounds.
#12 VIRGINIA 80 F
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 points, and No. 12 Virginia beat Lehigh 80-54 on Wednesday night for its fourth consecutive victory.
Darius Thompson added 12 points for Virginia (5-1), and Marial Shayok had 11. Anthony Gill scored 10 points.
The Cavaliers shot 52.3 percent (34 for 65) from the field.
Tim Kempton and Kyle Leufroy each scored 14 for Lehigh (0-5).
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WILLIAM & MARY 86 F
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Terry Tarpey scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to lead William & Mary to an 86-67 victory over Hampton on Wednesday night.
Daniel Dixon and Omar Prewitt scored 22 points apiece to lead the Tribe (4-1). Dixon made five 3-pointers on 8-of-12 shooting from the field, and had five blocks. Prewitt had 10 rebounds and two blocks, and Tarpey added three assists, three steals and three blocks.
Reginald Johnson and Lawrence Cooks had 14 points apiece for Hampton (2-2).
The Tribe had a 15-point halftime lead, and stretched it to 60-35 with 12 minutes left. Brian Darden made a pair of free throws to spark an 11-2 surge and pull the Pirates to 77-64 with three minutes left. Johnson made two 3-pointers and Darden capped the run with another 3-pointer.
The Tribe made 6 of 8 free throws, and Paul Rowley made a 3-pointer to seal it.