Recap: Rams rally to outlast Colonials, 60-50

VCU (16-6, 7-2) needed a win on the road to remain in the at-large talk—and while it wasn’t always pretty—the Rams were able to escape with a 60-50 win against George Washington University.

Havoc showed its horns in Foggy Bottom as the Rams forced the Colonials into 17 turnovers with 6 of those coming from steals. VCU managed to convert those 17 turnovers into 13 points—while only coughing up the ball 14 times themselves.

With just 1:40 left in the first half Armel Potter (11pts) hit a layup for the Colonials to snatch the lead, 30-28.

But a jumper in the paint by big man, Marcus Santos-Silva, and then a pair of free throws and a layup from De’Riante Jenkins, gave the Rams a 6-2 run to finish the first half up by 4 points.

Jenkins led the Rams in scoring with 14 points on 6-10 shooting overall from the floor. He also grabbed 5 rebounds and 2 steals before the final whistle was blown.

Overall the Rams shot 43% to GW’s 34% from the floor.

And, while VCU struggled from range—they went 3-20 for 15%—the Rams were able to take make the most of their size differential by scoring 34 points in the paint.

Santos-Silva recorded his 4th double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

Junior, Marcus Evans, was the only other Ram to reach double digit scoring as he netted 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assist, and 2 steals in 34 minutes of play.

The Rams will return to action Saturday, February 9th, as the travel to St. Bonaventure. That game is set to tip at 2pm EST.

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