Feb 9, 2009
VCU (8-2, 1-0) opened conference play on the road, but ran into no difficulty while taking down St. Joe’s, 80-64.
The Hawks jumped out to a 10 point lead early behind 70% shooting, but eventually the Rams defense settled and pushed SJU into a 7:17 drought from the floor. VCU defense limited SJU to 38% on the day.
The Rams shot 46% overall while going 8-19 for 42% from range.
A triple from freshman, Jamir Watkins, gave the Rams the 23-21 lead at the 6:34 mark in the first half.
VCU wouldn’t trail again for the remainder of the game.
Back to back triples from Ace Baldwin and Tre Clark pushed VCU out to a 17-2 run and lead to 40-32 half time lead.
St. Joe’s turned the ball over 24 times resulting in 27 points for VCU. The Rams turned the ball over 15 times.
KeShawn Curry (10pts/2stl) and Watkins (10pts/4reb) contributed 20 of the VCU bench total of 32 points.
Vince Williams led the Rams with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. All three stats were a team-high tally for Williams...

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