Feb 9, 2009
The Explorers opened the day on a 5-0 run out of the gate, but VCU (15-5; 5-2 A10) responded in force with a 21-0 run of their own. La Salle was scoreless for nearly 10 minutes of first half action.
The Rams found their stroke from distance in the first half shooting 7-16 for 44%; they ended the day 10-21 from range for 48% .
VCU also took advantage of 11 first half turnovers by La Salle to jump out to a 33-24 half time lead.
By the sound of the final buzzer, the Rams were able to tally 17 points off of 16 Explorer turnovers.
Marcus Santos-Silva came up just one rebound shy of delivering on his 8th double-double of the season. The Junior finished the afternoon with game-high in both scoring and rebound as he logged 16 and 9, respectively.
VCU also used a 14-19 free throw shooting performance to cushion the buffer of any attempt from the Explorers to mount a comeback. La Salle struggle from the charity stripe today as they only connected on three of their ten attempts.
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