VCU fights back in second half to take down Dukes, 71-62

For their second straight game the Rams (14-7; 7-3 A10) were without leading scorer, Vince Williams, but 22 points from the  VCU bench helped to take down the Dukes of Duquesne, 71-62.

With Ace Baldwin picking up his second foul in the first 3 minutes of the game, Jayden Nunn and Marcus Tsohonis had to step into shared ball handling in the point guard position.

All 7 points for Jayden Nunn game in the first half.

Tsohonis scored 8 of his 11 points in the second half. At one point he scored 5 straight points for the Rams including 1 of his 3 made three-pointers

Down one point at halftime, VCU was able to string together a 16-2 run over 6 minutes to pull ahead for the final time on a Jalen DeLoach dunk.

Baldwin picked up one of his game-leading 7 assists on the pass to DeLoach.

Despite the foul trouble, Baldwin tied a team-high scoring output with Hason Ward. They both had 13 points to end the night.

Ward grabbed an additional 10 rebounds and 5 blocks to earn his second double-double in just three games.

Curry was the only other Ram in double figure scoring as he put up 12 points, including the final 6 points for VCU. The final 4 points came at the free throw line to put that game away for good.

VCU scored 42 of their points on the evening in the paint despite getting only 8 second-chance points on 7 offensive rebounds.

Both teams tallied 38 rebounds overall.

VCU 48% from the floor and 42% from range.

This was VCU's third win in their last four games.

The Rams will return to action on Tuesday, February 8th, as they host their namesake Rams of Rhode Island.

That game is set to tip at 7pm EST and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
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