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Photos and Game Summary: Rams Defense Takes Out the Spiders

VCU improves to 55-31 all time against Richmond, including 4-3 record in the Mike Rhoades era.

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Official VCU Game Summary

RAMS LOCK DOWN SPIDERS, CAPTURE SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN

Richmond Area Honda Dealers Capital City Classic

Score: VCU 68, Richmond 56
Location: Richmond, Va. (Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 16-4 (9-2 A-10), Richmond 11-5 (4-3)

The short story: VCU held Richmond to a season-low 56 points, while sophomore guard Bones Hyland recorded his second career double-double to lead the Rams past their crosstown rival in the 86th Richmond Area Honda Dealers Capital City Classic Wednesday night at the Siegel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Hyland finished with 20 points and corralled 12 rebounds, as well as six assist
  • Freshman forward Jamir Watkins tallied 10 points, dished out three assists and grabbed three rebounds in the win
  • Freshman guard Ace Baldwin Jr. scored 10 points, collected seven rebounds and recorded four assists
  • Nathan Cayo led Richmond with 18 points and seven assists

THE DIFFERENCE

  • The Rams’ defense held Richmond to just 13 percent shooting from beyond the arc
  • Richmond shot just 33 percent (20-of-61) in the game overall
  • VCU outrebounded Richmond 43-27
  • Trailing by five with eight minutes remaining in the first half, sophomore forward Hason Ward threw down a dunk and sparked a 16-4 VCU run that spanned six minutes of game time. The run help secure a 32-24 advantage at the break
  • With just over eight minutes remaining in the contest, Richmond cut the VCU lead down to one. The Rams proceeded to outscore the Spiders 17-6 to end the game
  • The Rams outscored the Spiders 42-28 in the paint

NOTABLE

  • VCU improves to 55-31 all time against Richmond, including 4-3 record in the Mike Rhoades era
  • The Rams registered 21 assists on 26 made baskets
  • Hyland scored 20+ points for the 10th time this season. The Rams are 9-1 when the sophomore scores over 20
  • VCU has won 14 of its past 16 gmaes

NEXT UP
VCU will be back in the Siegel Center at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for a matchup against George Mason. The game will air on NBCSN.

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