RAMS IMPRESS, ROUT VIRGINIA STATE IN EXHIBITION TUNE-UP  

 

Score: VCU 90, Virginia State 53
Location: Richmond, Va. (Siegel Center)

The short story: VCU forced 24 turnovers and hounded Virginia State from the beginning as the Rams cruised to a win over Division II Virginia State in an exhibition contest Saturday.

OPENING TIP

  • Senior guard Marcus Evans scored a game-high 15 points as he went 4-of-8 from the floor
  • Sophomore guard KeShawn Curry scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including a perfect 3-of-3 from 3-point range
  • Junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva supplied seven points, a team-high eight rebounds and three assists
  • VCU shot 39.4 percent (30-of-65) from the floor, while the Trojans shot just 33.9-percent (19-of-56)
  • Junior forwad Corey Douglas posted nine points and seven rebounds while going 3-of-5 from the field
  • Virginia State was led by Andrew Corum who scored 14 points and added four rebounds

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU outscored VSU 27-6 in points off turnovers with the Rams turning VSU over 24 times
  • The Rams' bench had a 51-20 advantage in points
  • The Black and Gold also outscored Virginia State 15-4 in second chance points on 13 offensive boards

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • All 14 VCU players that entered the game scored for the Rams
  • VCU outrebounded Virginia State 47-34, including 13-9 on the offensive boards
  • The Rams improve to 7-0 all-time against Virginia State, including 3-0 in exhibition contests
  • Saturday's game was the first between the two schools since the 2007-08 season

UP NEXT
VCU officially opens the 2019-20 season on Nov. 5 against Saint Francis (Pa.) at 7 p.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.