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).