Bench comes up big as VCU downs Hofstra

VCU won their eighth straight tonight, defeating Hofstra 80-63 in Hempstead, NY.

The Rams used a deep bench to wear down an outmanned Pride squad, getting 44 points from reserves in the victory.

Troy Daniels did his best Brandon Rozzell impersonation, playing the sixth man while hitting 5-of-8 attempts from long range and leading all scorers with 15 points.

The Rams once against used their havoc brand of basketball to turn over yet another opponent 20 times as well, with the CAA’s reigning freshman of the week Briante Weber leading the charge with his second-straight five-steal game. Weber added 12 points in the win.

Darius Theus played a nearly perfect game from the point for VCU as his maturation continues. The junior guard scored 14 points to go along with a game-high seven assists to just one turnover. Theus added three rebounds and a steal while hitting 50% of his shots on the night.

Juvonte Reddic saw limited minutes due to foul trouble(20), but rounds out VCU’s list of double digit scorers, posting 12 points while going a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line and a near perfect 4-5 from the field. The sophomore from Winston-Salem has hit 70%+ of his shots in three of VCU’s last four contests.

With Reddic and follow big DJ Haley seeing limited minutes, freshman Jared Guest had his best night of his young career. Guest attempted no shots in his 10 minutes, but hit a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line to go along with 6 rebounds in limited action. It was Guest’s first 10+ minute game this season.

Over the past eight games VCU has won seven by double digits and forced teams into 20+ turnovers in four of those contests.

VCU moves to 11-3 and 2-0 in CAA play heading into Wednesday night’s battle against a Georgia State (10-3, 2-0) team that has won 10 straight themselves. Game tips at 7:30 and is viewable on ESPN3.com.


A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...