VCU takes home Capital City Classic with win over UR, 68-56

The Rams (16-4, 9-2 A10) won the first of two potential matchups against crosstown rival, University of Richmond, 68-56.

This was the Spiders first Division-I game since January 26th.

VCU led by eight at the half, but UR fought back to take a one point lead.

However, in the final minutes the Rams used a 6-0 run and hit 10 of their final 11 shots to trot out to a convincing 12 point win.

Bones Hyland was all over the court tonight as he led in three statistical categories on the evening: points, rebounds, and assists.

Hyland record a double-double with his game-high 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assist.

As a team, VCU tallied 21 total assists on 26 made shots.

The Rams shot 51% (26-51) overall from the floor on the evening, including 81% (13-16)from the free throw line.

VCU won the rebounding battle, 43-27, including 8 offensive boards that led to 9 second-chance points.

The Rams pounded the ball inside as VCU scored 42 of their 68 points in the paint.

Hason Ward was a big producer in the paint as he had 11 points to go with his 7 rebounds and two blocks.

Freshman guard, Ace Baldwin, Jr., had 7 rebounds as well to go with his 10 points.

Jamir Watkins was the fourth Ram to hit double-digits on the night with 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.

In the final 7:30 of play, Hyland and Watkins account for 12 of the final 13 points the Rams scored. Baldwin hit a lone free throw with 58 seconds left. It would be the final time either team scored.

VCU's win streak is extended to 6 consecutive games.

VCU will return to action on Tuesday, February 23rd, as they host the Billikens of Saint Louis. That game time is still to be determined. It will be broadcast on CBSSN.
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