Rams claim first place in A10 with win against Bonnies, 67-64

VCU (15-4; 8-2 A10) grabs sole possession of first place in the A10 after taking down St. Bonaventure in the revenge game, 67-64.

The season series between the two teams is now split 1-1 with each winning their respective home game.

In the first meeting of the season, VCU was only able to record 14 points in the final 20 minutes.

Tonights game saw VCU match that in the first 6 minutes of the second half.

The Bonnies climbed back to within two points several times, but were never able to get closer as VCU made 5 of their last 6 points on the free throw line.

Vince Williams made 1-2 from the charity stripe with just four seconds left on the game clock to seal the three point win for VCU.

Williams ended the night with a game-high 9 rebounds to go with his 11 points.

The Rams used a 7-0 run out of the under-4 timeout in the first half to roll into the locker room with a 33-26 lead.

Hyland accounted for five of the points in that run and assisted on the dunk from Hason Ward.

Ward ended the night with 6 points and 5 rebounds.

Hyland had a team-high 22 points. He also collected 8 rebounds.

VCU won the battle of the boards 43-34 with 19 of those coming on the offensive glass.

The Rams turned those into 16 second-chance points.

VCU also converted 15 turnovers into 18 points.

Overall the Rams shot 36% (22-61) from the floor and 20% (4-20) from range.

In a game that saw 41 fouls combine between VCU (17) and SBU (24), the Rams connects on 19-26 of their free throws for 73%.

VCU will return to action on Wednesday, February 17th as they host the Spider of the University of Richmond That game is set to tip at 7pm EST and will be broadcast on CBSSN.

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