RICHMOND, Va. -- Troy Daniels scored 15 points, going 5 of 12 from 3-point range, and Virginia Commonwealth defeated Northeastern 59-56 on Saturday night.
The Rams (20-5, 11-2 Colonial Athletic Association) forced 15 turnovers, leading to 21 points. Ten of those points came during VCU's go-ahead spurt to end the first half.
The Rams trailed 23-17 with 5:34 left in the first half, and scored 14 straight over the next 4:57. Daniels made consecutive 3's to cap it, as VCU went 4 of 5 from the field during the spurt.
The Rams shot 50 percent from the field (11 of 22) in the first half, including 4 of 8 from long range.
Juvonte Reddic added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Rams, who won their ninth straight.
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