- Feb 9, 2009
Continue reading...It was all Marcus Santos-Silva today in Fairfax as the big man led VCU (12-3, 2-0) to its second straight conference victory.
VCU pounded the ball inside to Santos-Silva all afternoon as he shot 10-14 from the floor, and a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line, en route to game-high totals for both points and rebounds.
His 26 points, 12 rebounds performance notched him his 5th double-double of the season—11th of his career. He also tied a career-high scoring output.
VCU starting the game by jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead, but following a GMU timeout, the Patriots chipped back into the game before tying it up at 10. It was the game’s only tie and the closest GMU would get to VCU again for the remainder of the afternoon.
Back-to-back three pointers by Mike’L Simms and De’Riante Jenkins, followed by a Santos-Silva layup, provided the Rams a late first half burst in the form of an 8-0 run.
Jenkins and Simms were the only other Rams in double-digit scoring on the afternoon with 13 and...