VCU used a balanced effort to pick up their second consecutive A-10 win, downing Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia, 73-60.
The Rams saw 12 players score in the victory, in a game in which they led by double digits for the majority of the contest. Sophomore, KeShawn Curry, led all scorers with a game-high 13 points. He was 5-10 from the field and added five rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win.
De’Riante Jenkins and Malik Crowfield chipped in 10 a piece for the black and gold, Crowfield seeing his most minutes since returning from a hand injury that held him out eight games this season. Crowfield was 4-5 from the field including 2-3 from beyond the three-point arc.
Marcus Santos-Silva added nine points himself, just missing yet another double-double, as the big man grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
Issac Vann scored six points for the Rams to eclipse the 1,000-point scoring mark for his career.
Marcus Evans got the start after missing VCU’s recent win over St. Bonaventure, scoring five points in the win, but attempted to take a charged in the game that resulted in the senior on the floor for several minutes holding his head. Evans left the court but returned to the sideline where he sat at most of the second half. No updates have been provided on his status as of yet.
The Rams struggled to hit shots in the win, going just 39.7% from the field, but turned the Hawks over 18 times for a number of easy buckets, attempting 17 more shot in the win. VCU’s halfcourt defense locked down Billy Lange’s new team as well, limiting St. Joe’s to just 31.4% from the field including a 2-12 shooting night for eight points from Ryan Daly, the A-10’s leading scorer coming into the contest at 20.1 points per game.
The win moves VCU to 4-2 in Atlantic 10 play heading into another Philadelphia road contest this Saturday at La Salle. VCU will return to the Siegel Center Tuesday where they will host Richmond in the first of two meetings between the crosstown rivals this season.