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Score: VCU 78, Alabama State 62
Recap: In VCU men’s basketball history, Coach Rhoades can say he’s done something that no other Rams coach has done, opened the season on a 6-0 run. Senior Marcus Evans was on fire. Evans tied his VCU career high with 25 points.
Notables:

Senior Marcus Evans led all Rams with 25 points.  Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland was next up with 12 points.
The Hornets turned the ball over 16 times to VCU’s 11
VCU shot 47% from the field, connecting on 25 of 53 shots
VCU’s bench outscored Alabama State’s bench, 23-16
Alabama State grabbed more boards than VCU, 38-33
The Rams shot 55% from behind the arc.  They hit 12 of their 22 three point shots.
Tonight’s game marked the 140th consecutive sellout at the Siegel Center for the Rams.

Next Game: VCU will travel to Florida to participate in the Emerald Coast Classic on Friday and will play Purdue at 9:30pm.  The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
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