Feb 9, 2009
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...
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Jun 20, 2011
Sometimes they talk about the MSS work ethic as if it was a pleasant surprise upon his arrival and that he was an overweight out of shape guy in high school. If you remember watching high school and AAU film on him you saw his work and saw how he worked so hard on the floor. Even more, I recall that right after his verbal commitment to VCU and (Wade) there was a vdeo put out by him called "Time to get to work" and he was in the gym workinng his butt off on conditioning and drills. He began to transition his body and his game many months before he arrived and if you tracked him you knew he was going to be special. So, not only does revounding translate for high school to college but so do work ethic and obviously character.

Way to go Marcus!!!
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