The VCU victory, coupled with NortheasternÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s victory over George Mason, slides the Rams into a first place in the Colonial Athletic Association. VCU, Northeastern and George Mason are all 7-1 in league play. The Rams improve to 14-5 overall and have won six straight. Georgia State falls to 5-14 and 3-5 in the CAA.
Where Maynor supplied the flash, sophomoreÃ‚Â Larry Sanders (Fort Pierce, Fla.)Ã‚Â added muscle with 11 points, seven rebounds and five blocks. ClassmateÃ‚Â Joey Rodriguez (Oviedo, Fla.)Ã‚Â knocked down 3-of-6 3-pointers and finished with 13 points, four assists and three steals.
Additionally, MaynorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s six assists leave him two shy of breaking school career mark, held by Edmund Sherod (582).
VCU limited the Panthers to 35-percent (17-of-48) shooting to the field and outrebounded GSU, 31-24. The Rams committed just nine turnovers.
The victory sets the stage for a critical two-game stretch for VCU. The Rams return home, where they will face George Mason at the Siegel Center on Saturday at 4 p.m. in a nationally-televised contest.