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VCU Advance in NIT After Win Over Princeton

VCU will face the winner of Wake Forest and Towson who play Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The game time and location will be announced following the conclusion of that game.

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Official VCU Summary

Score: VCU 90, Princeton 79
Location: Richmond, Va. (Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 22-9, Princeton 23-7

The short story: Sophomore guard Ace Baldwin Jr. and senior guard KeShawn Curry scored 23 points apiece as VCU held off Princeton 90-79 in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night.

OPENING TIP

  • Baldwin’s 23 points set a new career high, and he shot 8-of-14 from the floor. He added five rebounds and five assists
  • Curry grabbed four rebounds and had two assists. He shot 10-of-16 from the floor
  • VCU senior forward Vince Williams Jr. recorded his third career double-double, scoring 17 points and grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds. He also added a team-high six assists
  • Freshman guard Jayden Nunn scored 13 points for the Rams
  • Tosan Evbuomwan led Princeton with 22 points and 12 rebounds

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU held a 10-4 advantage in points off turnovers while committing just seven turnovers. The seven turnovers tied a season low for the Rams
  • The Rams had 56 points in the paint while Princeton had 48 points in the paint
  • VCU went 12-of-16 from the from throw line while Princeton was 4-of-11
  • The Rams limited Princeton to shoot just 17 percent from 3-point range in the first half and led 39-32 at the half
  • The Tigers cut the VCU lead to 64-59 with 8:39 remaining but a quick 5-0 run by the Rams pushed their lead to 69-59, its largest lead of the game to that point
  • VCU led by at least seven points the remainder of the contest to hold off the Tigers

NOTABLE

  • VCU shot a season-high 58 percent from the floor (36-of-62)
  • The Rams scored 51 points in the second half, the most in a half this season
  • All three of Williams’ career double-doubles have come this season

NEXT UP
VCU will face the winner of Wake Forest and Towson who play tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The game time and location will be announced following the conclusion of that game.

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PHOTOS: Richmond Marathon

The weather was perfect for spectators and tough for runners.

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We’ve published the results of Saturday’s Marathon here but we all know you just want see funny signs.






















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PHOTOS & GAME SUMMARY: Strong Second Half Gives Rams the Win Over Morgan State

VCU turned over Morgan State 21 times and scored 26 points off those miscues.

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Official VCU Game Summary

Score: VCU 69, Morgan State 54
Location: Richmond, Va. (Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 2-0, Morgan State 1-2

The short story: VCU senior forward Brandon Johns Jr. scored a game-high 15 points and converted several critical second-half baskets as VCU pulled away late from plucky Morgan State Saturday night at the Siegel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Johns connected on 6-of-10 from the floor and grabbed four rebounds for the Black and Gold
  • Senior forward David Shriver and redshirt sophomore Jamir Watkins also scored double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Watkins was one rebound away from a double-double as he snagged nine boards
  • Junior guard Ace Baldwin Jr. had a team-high five assists along with nine points. He also tied a career-high with seven steals
  • Junior guard Zeb Jackson set a new career-high in points with nine

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU turned over Morgan State 21 times and scored 26 points off those miscues
  • The Rams held a 28-27 halftime lead, but used a 10-0 run, punctuated by a Baldwin 3-pointer, to take a 53-41 lead with 7:42 remaining. The Bears closed within seven, at 57-50, but VCU scored seven straight, including a back-breaking three by Shriver from the left wing to push the Black and Gold ahead 64-50 with 3:19 left
  • VCU shot .500 (24-of-48) from the field, compared to Morgan State’s .333 (21-of-63). That advantage carried over to beyond the arc, where the Rams outshot the Bears .368 (7-of-19) to .278 (5-of-18) from 3-point range
  • The Rams’ bench players stepped up big, outscoring the Bears’ bench 24-16
  • The Black and Gold led for 34:08 out of the 40 minutes, while Morgan State only led for 4:02

NOTABLE

  • This marks the eighth straight win in the Siegel Center for the Rams
  • With the victory, the Rams are now 20-2 all-time against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)

UP NEXT
The Rams hit the road for the Legends Classic tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. They open up tournament play on Wednesday., Nov. 16 at 8:30 p.m. against Pac-12 foe Arizona State. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. and it will be streamed live on ESPN+.

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Samuel Doud wins Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon; Sarahbeth Chargois claims women’s title

The 45th running of the marathon included CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, VCU Health Richmond 8k.

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Samuel Doud of Washington, D.C., took first place in the 2022 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, finishing ahead of Harrison Toney of Richmond, and John Crews of Cary, N.C. Doud finished in a time of 2:24:27, while Toney came in at 2:25:44, followed by Crews in 2:30:33.

Sarahbeth Chargois was the first female to cross the finish line, followed by Bridget Stacy and Zanny Arey. Chargois, of Richmond, Va., finished in a time of 2:51:02, followed by Stacy, of Henrico, Va., in 2:55:48, and Arey, of Bridgewater, Va., in 2:57:15.

In the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, Pol Domenech, of Wingate, N.C., took the men’s title in a time of 1:07:50, followed by Jonathan Martin of China Grove, N.C., in a time of 1:08:31, and Felix Nadeborn, also of Wingate, N.C., in a time of 1:10:12. On the women’s side, Mindy Mammen took first, followed by Lauryn Ursery and Sara Putterman. Mammen, of Woodbridge, Va., crossed the finish line in a time of 1:18:48, while Ursery, of Chapel Hill, N.C., finished in 1:19:13, followed by Putterman, of Washington, D.C., in 1:20:19.

In the VCU Health Richmond 8k, Peter Lomong of Fork Union, Va., crossed the finish line first ahead of Clint McKelvey of Arlington, Va., and Gavin Gaynor of Raleigh, N.C. Lomong’s winning time was 23:19, followed by McKelvey at 23:31 and Gaynor at 23:35.

Sylvia Russell took first in the women’s race, followed by Paige Fisher in second and Nicolette Mateescu in third. Russell, of Morgantown, W.Va, had a time of 28:40, while Fisher, of Raleigh, N.C., came in at 28:58, followed by Mateescu, of Kendall Park, N.J., at 29:00.

The 2022 event also included the third edition of the Richmond Challenge, in which participants took part in one race distance in person and have the month of November to complete the other two distances virtually. Nearly 100 runners are registered for the 2022 Richmond Challenge.

Over 16,000 runners registered to take part in all three races combined, and tens of thousands more spectators lined the streets to cheer on runners as they made their way to the riverfront finish in downtown Richmond. Full results are available at www.RichmondMarathon.org.

The 2023 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, November 11. A special $85 marathon entry fee, $75 half marathon entry fee and $30 8k entry fee is available starting Sunday, November 13, at 12 p.m. and continuing through Thursday, November 17. For more information and full results, please visit www.richmondmarathon.org.

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