After an impressive win against crosstown rival Richmond, VCU looked to avoid a CAA opening trap against UNCW in front of yet another sellout crowd at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
The Rams did just that, forcing 28 turnovers and totaling 20 steals on the night, the highest single-game mark by any team in the country this year.
Senior Bradford Burgess continued his hot streak by posting 22 points in the win, his second 20+ performance in three games, but it was junior guard Darius Theus who set the tone of the game, swiping seven steals from the Seahawks, good enough for the single-game record at Virginia Commonwealth.
Juvonte Reddic had a near double-double, scoring 16 points to go along with a team high nine rebounds in the win.
Troy Daniels and Treveon Graham round out the list of double-digit scorers, both posting 15 points off the bench.
The win is VCU’s 4th-straight, moving the black-and-gold to 7-3 on the season, 1-0 in conference play.
VCU will dip back into OOC territories, taking on three non-conference opponents starting this Tuesday in a home tip against former Sunbelt rival UAB Blazers at 7:30PM.