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Rams win rematch with Georgia State

VCU won it’s seventh-straight game this afternoon, paying back Georgia State for the Rams only home loss of the season in a 59-58  win in Atlanta.

It was the fourth time in as many games that the Rams held an opponent to under 60 points, the sixth time in VCU’s current seven-game win streak.

VCU found the Georgia State baskets a little more forgiving than in the teams previous meeting in Richmond. The Rams shot just over 41% on the night, and hit 8-of-24 from long range in the win. VCU was held to a season low 27% in the game-1 battle  at the Siegel Center, their worst performance since 1999.

Junior Troy Daniels lead the Rams with 15 points on the afternoon. Daniels hit 5-of-12 attempts, all from long range including a 3-pointer that gave the Rams and 11-point lead with 8:25 to play.

Juvonte Reddic came up big for VCU once again. The 6’9 sophomore notched his third double-double of the season, grabbing 10 rebounds in a game that saw VCU win the battle of the boards 36-29. Reddic added 11 points in the win, going 5-of-6 from the field.

Darius Theus rounds out the group of double-digit scorers for the Rams, posting 10 points to go along with seven assists, his third-straigh game with at least six assists.

The win was a big one for VCU, moving the youthful squad to 19-5 on the season and 9-2 in CAA play. VCU also moves to three games ahead of the Panthers, and two ahead of the Huskies of Northeastern for a top-four spot in the conference.

VCU heads to William & Mary (4-19, 2-9) on Wednesday and then returns to Richmond for a homecoming tip against the Huskies of Northeastern (11-10, 7-4).

 

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VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd attend games with his father. Worked as a graduate assistant in the VCU Sports Information Department for the '09-'10 season, but has covered VCU basketball for VCURamNation.com since 2007.