Scores

Final

Georgia State 47

(4-10, 1-3 CAA)

VCU 49

(10-4, 3-1 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 10, 2008

    Stuart Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia

    1 2 T
    GAST 16 3147
    VCU 24 2549

    Top Performers

    Georgia State: L. Mendez 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Virginia Commonwealth: E. Maynor 9 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Va. Commonwealth 49, Georgia St. 47

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Jamal Shuler scored 13 points and Virginia Commonwealth built an 8-point lead and held on Thursday night for a 49-47 victory against Georgia State.

    Joey Rodriguez hit a 3-pointer with 2:47 left to give the Rams (10-4, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association) a 47-39 lead. After the Panthers (4-10, 1-3) scored five straight points, Shuler hit a driving jumper with 50 seconds left and the Rams hung on.

    The final minutes made it surprisingly close.

    Trea Goldston hit a field goal and Leonard Mendez converted a three-point play for Georgia State to make it 47-44 with 1:44 left. Mendez led the Panthers with 18 points.

    Ousman Krubally hit the first of two free throws with 25.7 seconds left, and D.J. Jones' tip-in with 15.6 to play produced the final score.

    Shuler missed the front end of a one-and-one with 9.7 seconds left, but Goldston, who scored 11 points, missed a 3-point try at the buzzer.

    The Panthers had two long stretches without field goals, going 8:44 in the first half and the first 6:57 of the second half as the Rams built a 13-point lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GAST
    VCU
    Points 47 49
    FG Made-Attempted 19-57 (.333) 15-43 (.349)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 13-24 (.542)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 13

    2007-08 Season

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