VCU cruises past Jacksonville St., 93-65

It took nearly six minutes for the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State to score their first field goal.

Meanwhile, VCU opened the game on a 16-0 run. A pair of layups and a free throw from the Gamecocks would pull them within 11 points—the closest they would get to evening the score all night.

The Rams responded with a 14-0 run including six straight points from Sophomore, Vince Williams, in just under 60 seconds of action.

Williams ended the night with 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 block.

That pace would set the tone for the Rams all afternoon as they raced out to 25 fast break points on the heels of 11 steals.

Jacksonville State struggled with holding on to the ball as the committed 21 turnovers leading to 24 points for VCU.

Mike’l Simms led VCU with 13 points on 3-5 shooting from range.

Four other Rams would join Williams and Simms in the double digit scoring column: Bones Hyland (12), Issac Vann (11), Marcus Santos-Silva (10), and Marcus Evans (10).

Freshman Bones Hyland also added 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 0 turnovers in his 22 minutes of play today.

Marcus Evans and De’Riante Jenkins also dropped 4 assists each as the Rams combined for 23 assists as a team.

VCU finished the game shooting 58% (38-66) from the floor, while going 42% on 11 made three’s from range.

The Rams return to action Saturday, November 23rd, as they host Florida Gulf Coast. That game is set to tip at 7pm EST and will be broadcast on MASN.


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