Feb 9, 2009
VCU dropped their A10 home opener to the visiting Rhode Island Rams.
Prior to todays loss, VCU (9-3, 2-1) was riding a 7-game win streak.
Both teams traded baskets throughout the first half and went into the locker room tied at 40.
Rhode Island started the second half on a 6-0 run, but back-to-back three’s from Bones Hyland got VCU back into the mix.
Hyland added two free throws and then a layup on the subsequent two plays to give him 10 straight points for VCU.
He would end the night with 24 points and 5 rebounds.
URI jumped out to a 12 point lead in the second half behind back-to-back triples that came as a result of VCU turnovers.
Rhode Island turned 16 VCU turnovers into 21 points on the night.
VCU only managed to net 12 points from 19 URI turnovers.
Rhode Island out-rebounded VCU 41 to 26. With the second half margin at a stark, 28-8.
KeShawn Curry hit a three-pointer with just 1:10 left on the game clock to pull VCU within 9 points, but the URI was too much to catch in the...

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