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Tying their most scored points of the season at 73, it was the Rams defense that betrayed the black and gold in Saturday’s 10-point loss at Temple.
The former A-10 conference foes played a mostly competitive contest during yesterday’s 40 minutes of action until a late scoring drought turned a one-point Rams deficit (55-54 with 12:03 to play) into an 11-point Owls advantage with 7:30 left in the game. It was an advantage that remained safe, as VCU was unable to string together enough stops/runs to threaten the Owls in the eventual loss, VCU’s third of the season.
Temple hit 50% of their attempts in the win and added another 22 points on 27 attempts at the free throw stripes. It’s havoc Temple did not fear, turning the ball over just 14 times compared to VCU’s 18, a problem that has plagued the Rams’ offense all season with the current 349th-ranked turnover offense in all of college hoops.
VCU had one of their better shooting nights in the loss, connecting on a season-best 50% of...

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