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Photos and Game Summary: Bench Comes Up Strong as VCU Defeats Campbell

VCU’s bench outscored Campbell’s 17-5 as the Rams win by 4 points.

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Official VCU Game Summary

Score: VCU 65, Campbell 61
Location: Richmond, Va. (Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 4-4, Campbell 6-2

The short story: Four Rams scored in double figures as VCU overcame a slow start and outlasted Campbell 65-61 Saturday evening in the Siegel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Senior forward Vince Williams put in a complete performance to lead VCU. The Toledo, Ohio native provided 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists, five steals, and two blocks. He connected on 4-of-8 attempts from the floor
  • Senior guard Keshawn Curry added 12 points, two rebounds, one assist, and four steals for the Black and Gold
  • VCU freshman guard Jayden Nunn and graduate forward Levi Stockard III each contributed 10 points, while Stockard grabbed six rebounds
  • Freshman forward Jalen DeLoach gave VCU a boost off the bench with six points and four rebounds, three offensive
  • Cedric Henderson and Jesus Carralero contributed tallied 20 and 19 points, respectively, to lead Campbell

THE DIFFERENCE

  • Campbell used an early 17-0 run to build a 20-4 with 13:20 left in the first half, but VCU continued to chip away. A 14-2 VCU run, punctuated by a DeLoach stickback, pulled the Rams within 22-18. Later, Williams buried a 3-pointer from the wing to push VCU in front 43-40 with 15:11 remaining
  • The teams traded baskets in the middle part of the second half, but a 12-0 burst, which included five straight points from sophomore guard Josh Banks, as well as a 3-pointer by Curry, gave the Rams the lead for good at 63-54 with 4:18 left. Campbell eventually whittled that advantage to just 63-61 with 26 seconds on the clock, but Nunn converted both ends of a 1-and-1 opportunity with 20 seconds left to seal the VCU victory
  • VCU and Campbell battled in a back-and-forth second half that featured seven lead changes and four ties

NOTABLE

  • Saturday’s win marked the first time this season four Rams have scored in double figures
  • The win extends VCU’s record against Campbell to 3-0
  • The Rams outscored the Camels 21-17 off turnovers and 13-5 in second-chance opportunities
  • VCU’s bench outscored Campbell’s 17-5
  • Stockard has topped double figures in three of the past four games

NEXT UP
VCU hosts Jacksonville State for a 7 p.m. tip on Wednesday, Dec. 8. The game will air on MASN and ESPN+.

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