TILLMAN, JENKINS FUEL COMEBACK WIN OVER RIVAL OLD DOMINION  

Score: VCU 82, Old Dominion 75
Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 5-3, Old Dominion 5-3
Attendance: 7,637 (104th consecutive sellout)

The short story: Justin Tillman poured in a career-high 28 points, including 21 in the first half, and De'Riante Jenkins sparked a VCU rally with a personal 8-0 in the second half as VCU overtook rival Old Dominion Saturday night.

OPENING TIP 

  • Tillman's career-high 28 points was on 10-of-13 from the floor and 4-of-5 from 3-point range. He also added six rebounds.
  • Jenkins scored 23 points along with six boards and four assists.
  • Jonathan Williams had 18 points and nine assists, with 16 of those points coming in the second half.
  • Randy Haynes led ODU with 18 points along with five boards. B.J. Stith added 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU turned a 59-48 deficit into a 65-61 lead after a 17-2 run, including the 8-0 personal run by Jenkins, gave the Rams the lead for good.
  • During the run, the Rams held the Monarchs without a made field goal for almost 10 minutes as ODU's Porter hit a jumper with 11:06 left in the second half and didn't make another until Porter scored again on a layup with 1:20 left in the game.
  • The Rams went 20-of-25 from the free throw line while ODU went 6-of-7.
  • VCU also made 10-of-19 from 3-point range while the Monarchs were 5-of-9. Tillman and Jenkins combined to go 8-of-11 from deep for the Rams.
  • VCU also earned points at the free throw line shooting 84.6 percent in the second half (16-of-19).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • VCU had 16 turnovers during the contest but only six of them came in the second half.
  • Tillman's four made 3-pointers were a career-high.
  • The Rams held a 36-27 edge in rebounding margin.
  • There were eight lead changes and the game was tied eight times but VCU held the lead for the last 10 minutes of the contest.
  • Marcus Santos-Silva had a career-highs in both points and rebounds with seven and nine, respectively.

NEXT UP
VCU will host Texas on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.