Scores

Final

William & Mary 59

(14-4, 6-2 CAA)

VCU 81

(13-4, 5-3 CAA)

    7:30 PM ET, January 20, 2010

    Stuart Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia

    1 2 T
    W&M 26 3359
    VCU 31 5081

    Top Performers

    William & Mary: M. Kitts 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast

    Virginia Commonwealth: J. Rodriguez 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 Stl

    VCU 81, William &, Mary 59

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Joey Rodriguez scored 18 points and dished out 10 assists and Virginia Commonwealth used ball-hawking defense to cool off William & Mary 81-59 on Wednesday night.

    The Rams (13-4, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) took command with a defense-led 18-5 run early in the second half, turning a 33-31 game into a 51-36 advantage with 11 minutes left. When VCU's Bradford Burgess and Ed Nixon answered a Tribe basket with 3-pointers, pushing the Rams' lead to 18.

    William & Mary (14-4, 6-2), which arrived winners in 14 of 15 and riding a school-record seven-game road winning streak, had trouble all night with the Rams' defensive intensity, which yielded three steals and easy layups during the game-changing second-half spree.

    Danny Sumner led William & Mary with 20 points, while Markus Kitts had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    W&M
    VCU
    Points 59 81
    FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 29-55 (.527)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-27 (.259) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 16-19 (.842)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

    2009-10 Season

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