- Feb 9, 2009
Despite leading by as many as 11 points in the second half, VCU (2-1) couldn’t hang out to win their opening game in the Legends Classic against the Arizona State Sun Devils.
VCU was notably without starting point guard, Ace Baldwin Jr., who was averaging 12 points, 7 assist, and 5 steals per game in two games this season.
Jayden Nunn started for the Rams in Baldwin’s place.
Three straight triples from Jalen DeLoach, Nunn, and David Shriver set the Rams on a 9-0 run and gave them an early 8 point lead over the Sun Devils.
Nunn would finish the game with a team-high in both points and assists—with 13 and 5, respectively.
Arizona St. pulled back within one point before Josh Banks netted the Rams only two free throws of the first half.
The next trip down the court saw a steal at half court from Nunn that led to the fast break dunk for the Rams.
A goaltending call on a Nunn layup would be the closing basket of the half—putting the Rams ahead 35-38 as we headed to the locker room...