Scores

Final

Rhode Island 80

(4-1, 2-1 away)

VCU 82

(5-1, 4-0 home)

    7:30 PM ET, December 2, 2009

    Stuart C. Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia

    1 2 T
    URI 40 4080
    VCU 40 4282

    Top Performers

    Rhode Island: K. Cothran 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Virginia Commonwealth: L. Sanders 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    VCU 82, Rhode Island 80

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Larry Sanders had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Virginia Commonwealth's Rams staggered to an 82-80 win over previously unbeaten Rhode Island's Rams on Wednesday night.

    Virginia Commonwealth (5-1) missed the front end of three 1-and-1s in the final 28.1 seconds, while Rhode Island's Marquis Jones missed a halfcourt shot at the buzzer.

    Brandon Rozzell's baseline jumper gave Virginia Commonwealth an 82-76 lead with 1:37 remaining. Akeem Richmond had a steal and layup to cut the lead to four with 56.8 seconds left and Will Martell's jumper made it 82-80 with 4 seconds remaining.

    Rhode Island (4-1) dominated the rebounding 36-22, grabbing 14 offensive boards. The teams combined for 43 turnovers -- 22 by Rhode Island.

    Rozzell finished with 17 points and Joey Rodriguez added a career-high 10 assists.

    Martell led Rhode Island with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    URI
    VCU
    Points 80 82
    FG Made-Attempted 32-61 (.525) 29-50 (.580)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-7 (.143) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 5

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