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PHOTOS & GAME SUMMARY: Rams Knockdown Fordham

VCU forced 22 turnovers and outscored Fordham 29-15 off miscues. The Black and Gold also owned a 42-20 scoring advantage in the paint.

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Official VCU Game Summary

Score: VCU 80, Fordham 61
Location: Richmond, Va. (Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 20-7 (11-3 Atlantic 10), Fordham 21-6 (9-5)
Attendance: 7,637 (Fourth consecutive sellout)

The short story:  Sophomore Nick Kern Jr. poured in a career-high 17 points and VCU forced 22 Fordham turnovers on the way to a Senior Day victory Saturday at the Siegel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Kern scored eight of VCU’s first 11 points and finished 8-of-9 from the field
  • Junior guard Ace Baldwin Jr. scored 13 points and dished out 10 assists to record his second career double-double. He also grabbed six steals and four rebounds
  • Sophomore forward Jalen Deloach and redshirt sophomore guard Jamir Watkins added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Black and Gold
  • Will Richardson supplied Fordham with 21 points on 6-of-10 shootin from three

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU forced 22 turnovers and outscored Fordham 29-15 off miscues. The Black and Gold also owned a 42-20 scoring advantage in the paint
  • VCU shot 51 percent (26-of-51) from the floor. Meanwhile, it also limited Fordham to 34 percent shooting (20-of-59) in the game
  • Kern keyed a 13-4 VCU run to start the game with a fast break layup and a dunk on the first two possessions of the contest
  • VCU held Fordham to 7-of-23 shooting in the first half on the way to a 37-24 halftime lead. Fordham never led and the lone tie came at 20-20 with 7:07 left in the first half. VCU would lead by as many as 24
  • VCU’s bench contributed 28 points

NOTABLE

  • With six steals today and 170 in his career, Baldwin Jr. tied Doug Brooks for eighth all-time in VCU’s history Saturday
  • Baldwin’s 10 assists tied a career-high. It’s the third time he’s recorded double-digit assists in his career and the first time this season

UP NEXT
The Rams hit the road for a matchup against Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia, Pa. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. That game will be streamed on ESPN+.

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