Scores

Final

VCU 70

(6-6, 2-1 CAA)

Towson 58

(4-9, 1-2 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 7, 2005

    Towson Center, Towson, Maryland

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    VCU 33 3770
    TOWS 22 3658

    VA Commonwealth 70, Towson 58

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Michael Doles scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, matching a career high set Jan. 5, and Virginia Commonwealth defeated Towson 70-58 Friday night.

    Nick George added 15 points and B.A. Walker 13 for the Rams (6-6, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won two straight. VCU posted its eighth consecutive victory over Towson.

    Cantrell Fletcher had 15 points for the Tigers (4-9, 1-2 CAA), who have dropped three of four. Lawrence Hamm scored 13 points and Michael Green 12 for the Tigers, who finished 11-of-29 from the foul line.

    VCU committed a season-low five turnovers, scored 17 points off 13 Tiger giveaways and held a 19-4 edge in fast-break points.

    Walker had 11 first-half points and VCU used an early 23-5 to take a 33-22 halftime lead.

    Nick George had the first four points of the burst on a jumper and two free throws and six different Rams scored during the spree.

    Jesse Pallot-Rose's baseline drive ended the run and Towson converted only one shot from the field during the 10-minute stretch, part of a 7-for-21 first half.

    The Tigers trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, after a steal and slam dunk by Walker 4:39 before intermission.

    VCU took a 49-32 lead, its largest of the game, on an Alexander Harper layup with 11:32 remaining in the game. Towson got as close as nine points on Fletcher's 3 with 3:01 remaining in the second half.

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