Brandenberg leads Rams in rout of Duquesne

Photo courtesy Keith Srakocic
Photo courtesy Keith Srakocic

Rob Brandenberg scored a game-high 22 points as VCU routed Duquesne 90-63 to extend the Rams’ winning streak to 13 games.

Brandenberg hit five of his eight 3-pointers and was 7-11 from the field, scoring 20+ points for the first time since last February.

The Rams jumped out to a 44-18 first half lead and never looked back, getting a huge first half from Treveon Graham who finished the night with 20 points in just 21 minutes of play.

VCU hit 50% of their 72 shots, getting 20 more attempts from the field than Duquesne via 19 forced turnovers and a 15 rebound advantage.

Juvonte Reddic tied Brandenberg for the rebound lead with a game-high six on the night, five coming on the offensive end.

The 6’9 forward added 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting in just 22 minutes on the court.

The win moves VCU to 16-3 on the season with an A-10 leading 4-0 conference record along with the Xavier Musketeers.

It also marks the 100th win of head coach Shaka Smart’s young career.

The Rams head home to Richmond but get set for another road game as VCU travels to the West End to take on the Spiders of UofR (12-7, 2-2) Thursday night at 7PM.

VCU returns to the Siegel Center next Saturday for an 8PM home tip against the Explorers of La Salle University (12-5, 2-2).

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 ...