Recap: VCU defense stands tough in win against Hofstra, 69-67

In their second straight overtime game, VCU (5-1) was able to outlast the visiting Pride of Hofstra, 69-67.

It was only fitting that the Pride’s penultimate shot—for a chance to send the game into a double-overtime—ended with an Isaac Vann steal with 0:09 seconds left in overtime.

The Rams grabbed 14 steals on the night and turned over the Pride 19 times over the 45 minute span. VCU was able to convert those 19 turnovers into 19 points.

Vann would end the evening with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals.

The junior shooting guard, Vann, was the primary defender on HU guard, Justin Wright-Foreman, who came into tonight contest averaging 28ppg.

Wright-Foreman would end the game with 27 points, a game-high, with 23 of the points coming after halftime. In fact, the high-scorer entered the locker room with only 1 field goal made at the half.

De’Riante Jenkins would led the Rams in scoring on the night with 19 points, while also grabbing 5 rebounds—15 of his points came in the first half on 5-8 shooting from behind the three-point line.

Marcus Evans was the only other Ram in double-digit scoring with 13 points, 3 steals, 5 assists, and only 1 turnover.

It was Evans jumper on the left side of the paint with 28 seconds left in overtime that gave the Rams their final lead of the night.

The Rams only turned the ball over 13 times in the 45 minutes of action tonight.

The Rams return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 28th as they head to Norfolk to take on bitter-rival, Old Dominion University. That game is set to tip at 7PM EST and will be broadcast on MASN network.


Marcus is a VCU School of World Studies graduate. Upon completing his degree in 2007, Marcus joined Michael, Matt, and Mat in creating