Scores

Final

VCU 57

(21-6, 13-3 CAA)

Akron 52

(19-8, 9-4 MAC)

    11:00 AM ET, February 23, 2008

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    VCU 23 3457
    AKR 24 2852

    Top Performers

    Virginia Commonwealth: J. Shuler 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Akron: J. Wood 14 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    VCU 57, Akron 52

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Jamal Shuler scored 19 points to lead Virginia Commonwealth to a 57-52 win over Akron on Saturday in an ESPN BracketBuster game.

    Shuler's 3-pointer with 5:49 remaining sparked a 10-5 run that helped the Rams build a 51-44 lead with 2:28 remaining.

    Akron narrowed the gap to 51-49 with about a minute left, but Shuler, Joey Rodriguez and Michael Anderson closed out the game with free throws.

    Eric Maynor added 14 points for the Rams (21-6), who have won two-straight.

    Cedrick Middleton led Akron (19-8) with 17 points. Nick Dials and Jeremiah Wood each scored 14, and Wood also had 12 rebounds.

    The loss snapped Akron's two-game winning streak.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VCU
    AKR
    Points 57 52
    FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 17-60 (.283)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 6-25 (.240)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 12-17 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 1

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