Rams cruise past American, 72-44

[caption id="attachment_13783" align="alignright" width="300"]<a href="https://www.vcuramnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/16199270577_4506ae0934_b.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-13783" src="https://www.vcuramnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/16199270577_4506ae0934_b-300x200.jpg" alt="Justin Tillman notched his second double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds." width="300" height="200" /></a> Justin Tillman notched his second double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.[/caption]

VCU made easy work of a struggling American team, downing the Eagles 72-44.

The black and gold jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead and never looked back, wreaking havoc on the Patriot League squad to the tune of 22 Eagles turnovers on the game, 16 of which game in the first half alone.

The Rams didn't have their best shooting night but suffocated American defensively and dominated the glass, 42-29.

Justin Tillman finished with 14 of those rebounds and added 10 points for his second double-double of the season. He was 5-12 from the field.

Melvin Johnson once again led all players with a game-high 13 points and three assists.

Korey Billbury was all hustle for the Rams, grabbing a total of eight rebounds and scored 12 points on 4-9 shooting.

Ahmed Hamdy was solid once again after breaking out this weekend at the 2K Classic, posting eight points and grabbing seven rebounds in his return to the Stu.

11 Rams scored in tonight's win including freshmen Gerron Scissum and Jordan Riullano who notched their first points of their young carees.

The win snaps a two-game losing streak heading into Saturday's huge rivalry battle with the Old Dominion Monarchs.
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