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Video: VCU routs Saint Louis

VCU completed the season sweep of SLU tonight, downing the Billikens 74-54 in front of a sold out Siegel Center audience that braved the snowy conditions to cheer on the black and gold in the win.

Treveon Graham led the Rams with a 16 points in VCU's blowout of Saint Louis.
Treveon Graham led the Rams with a 16 points in VCU’s blowout of Saint Louis.

The Rams used a lockdown halfcourt defense to shut down the Billiken offense and got a team-high 16 points from a rejuvenated Treveon Graham. Graham was 4-6 from the field and hit eight of his 12 free throws. The senior was one of three Rams to lead the team with six rebounds, joining Mo Alie-Cox and Jordan Burgess.

The Rams held SLU to 37.8% shooting and forced 14 Billiken turnovers.

VCU got a spark off the bench from freshman Michael Gilmore. Gilmore came in to hit two of his three three-point attempts to finish with 10 points on the night. He added four rebounds and a steal for VCU.

The Rams bench totaled 36 points on the evening including nine from freshman Terry Larrier. VCU also got a game-high six assists off their bench from reserve point guard, Jonathan Williams.

The win locks up yet another 20-win season for Shaka Smart and the Rams (20-6). VCU temporarily sits atop the A-10 standings at 10-3 and will look to remain in that position when they take on UMass (16-9, 9-3) Saturday at noon.

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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.

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