Recap: Rams uses bench depth to soar past Falcons, 72-61
VCU (3-0) has been showcasing their depth of roster so far this season, and tonight was no different, as the Rams rattled-off their third win against the Falcons of Bowling Green, 72-61.
The Rams bench was responsible for 42 points on the evening; compared to just 15 from the Falcons.
What started as a tightly contested beginning to the first half—eight lead changes alone in the opening 10 minutes—opened up to a 17 point lead by VCU with just 21 seconds left before Dylan Frye hit a three pointer for the Falcons.
Frye would end the contest with 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting from downtown.
Demajeo Wiggins scored a game-high 18 points and 13 rebounds.
VCU picked up the second half right where they left off in the first with 8-2 run, which was capped by an alley-oop from Marcus Evans to Corey Douglas.
Evans finished the night with a 12 points to go along with his 3 assists and 5 steals.
Douglas rounded off the night with 7 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Tonight’s game was the freshman’s first career start.
Fellow freshman, Vince Williams, shared a team-high scoring outing with Evans at 12 points. The bigman also grabbed 3 rebounds as well as drawing 6 fouls against the Falcons.
The Rams were able to reel in 11 steals as Bowling Green turned the ball over 27 times. VCU converted those 27 turnovers into 30 points while only turning the ball over 15 times themselves.
VCU returns to action Monday, Nov. 19th as the Legends Classic tournament moves to Brooklyn to familiar territory in the Barclay’s Center. The Rams will face-off against one-time A10 foe, the Temple Owls. That game is set to tip-off at 9:30 PM EST.