Vince Williams set a new career-high of 21 points as the Rams used the second half to separate themselves from the Hawks of St. Joseph’s.
VCU (11-6; 4-2 A10) went into the first media timeout going 0-4 from the floor and letting the Hawks run out to a 8-0 lead.
But, the Rams used the next five minutes to go on a 13-0 run of their own and take the 18-8 lead.
KeShawn Curry provided the Rams their lone bucket in the final 4 minutes of the first half, as the Hawks ran off an 11-0 run to close the first 20 minutes.
Curry ended the night with 12 points and 5 rebounds.
Levi Stockard (6 points) opened the second half for the Rams, and started what would be an 8-0 run in the initial 75 seconds of the second.
St. Joe’s managed to get the game knotted up at 36 points, but a dunk by DeLoach would put the Rams ahead for the final time as VCU ran out to a 70-54 victory..
Williams then scored 11 of his career-high 21 points in the final 13 minutes. He also ended his night with 7 rebounds.
VCU out-rebounded SJU to the tune of 32-31, and turned those rebounds into 14 second-chance points.
Neither team took particularly good care of the ball as VCU and SJU turned the ball over 20 and 27 times, respectively.
VCU successfully converted those St. Joe’s turnovers into 27 points.
Ace Baldwin grabbed a team-high 7 steals to go with his 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.
The Rams return to action Wednesday, January 25th, as they head south to take on the Wildcats at Davidson. That game is set to start at 8:30pm EST and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.