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VCU 82, The Citadel 59

RICHMOND, Va. -- T.J. Gwynn came off the bench to score 20 points as Virginia Commonwealth opened its season with an 82-59 win over The Citadel Sunday in the Cancun Challenge.

Gwynn hit all eight of his field-goal attempts.

After the Bulldogs (1-1) ran off the first six points of the game, VCU scored 14 straight, six by Gwynn. The Rams led by as many as 17 points after Brandon Rozzell?s 3-pointer pushed the margin to 42-25 with 39.5 seconds left in the first half.

The Rams extended the margin to 26 points in the second half, maintaining a double-digit lead the entire period.

VCU finished with 29 points off 22 turnovers by The Citadel.

Eric Maynor added 12 points and seven assists for the Rams. Ed Nixon had a career-high 11 points and Joey Rodriguez added 10.

Austin Dahn led The Citadel with 13 points and Cameron Wells added 11.