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VCU’s (16-5, 9-3 A10) overtime loss today snaps a 6 game win streak for the Rams and puts their at-large hopes at risk.
George Mason scored 53 points after the half—and including overtime—to shock the Rams at home, 79-76.
VCU used a 10-2 run in the closing moments of the first half to take a 36-26 lead into the locker room.
The Rams also lost standout guard, Bones Hyland, in the second half as he appear to hurt his ankle and had to be carried off the court.
Coach Mike Rhoades confirmed that this was a new injury and not related to the recent lingering ailments. Current diagnoses is a “foot sprain” and Hyland will be further evaluated tomorrow.
Despite leaving the game, Hyland led all VCU scorers with 17 points.
Vince Williams added 16 points for the Rams to go with his 7 rebounds and 5 assist, that latter two were both team-highs.
Overall the Rams were manhandled in the rebound battle, 42-26.
VCU only grabbed 3 offensive rebounds the entire game, with two of those coming in the...

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