RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Back at the Stu for game 3 of this young season. VCU (2-0) faces the Bears (2-1) for the first time as the Rams hope to knock off some of the early season rust that has been evident in their first two matchups.
The Rams started JeQuan Lewis, Jonathan Wiliams, Malik Crowfield, Jordan Burgess, Ahmed Hamdy.
12:45 — Early on, VCU leads BU but are only shooting 33 percent from the floor. VCU 10 — BU 6.
7:55 — Low scoring affair for both teams as VCU gets into the flow of the game. The Rams are shooting 46 percent from the floor; the Bears are only shooting at a 19 percent clip. VCU 15 — BU 6
2:10 — Lewis nails two 3-balls. VCU 32 — BU 14.
:14 — VCU goes on an 11-0 run that includes three straight 3-balls. VCU 35 — BU 14.
Halftime: VCU 35 — BU 16.
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Stat line: Mo Alie-Cox has three blocks in the first half, making him VCU’s all-time blocks leaders. Lewis has nine points to lead the Rams.
18:49 — Lewis picks up where he left off in the first half, nailing another trey. VCU 41 — BU 20.
12:49 — Hamdy gets his first two buckets of the night as VCU continues to cruise. VCU 55 — BU 27.
8:27 — VCU continues to roll as Will Wade begins to go deep along the bench. VCU 63 — BU 32.
3:53 — VCU has a firm hold on the game with Lewis, Samir Doughty, and Jordan Burgess all in double-figures. VCU 72 — BU 38.
Stat line: VCU has held BU to 27 percent from the floor.
3:15 — De’Riante Jenkins nails a 3-ball; now has 12 points. VCU 75 — BU 40.
Stat line — With nine boards, Jenkins is one away from a double-double.
:06 — Jenkins gets his double-double.
Final: VCU 81 — BU 42.
The POG: Tonight’s Player of the Game is Mr. Double-Double De’Riante Jenkins. His final stats: 14 points (including two 3-balls), 10 rebounds (including nine defensive boards), and two assists.
Final thought: By far the Rams’ best effort. Samir Doughty could be their next big thing as he scored 10 points. The Rams are still starting a little slow, I’m sure Will Wade will address that this week.
Up next: The Baylor Bears on Nov. 23 in the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
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