Scores

Final

VCU 77

(11-3, 3-0 CAA)

James Madison 61

(4-9, 1-2 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 6, 2007

    JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Virginia

    1 2 T
    VCU 31 4677
    JMU 26 3561

    Top Performers

    Virginia Commonwealth: B. Walker 24 Pts, 2 Reb

    James Madison: C. Santos 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Va. Commonwealth 77, James Madison 61

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) -- B.A Walker scored 24 points as Virginia Commonwealth beat Colonial Athletic Association rival James Madison 77-61 Saturday night.

    Three different Dukes players hit 3-pointers in the first four minutes as James Madison (4-9, 1-2) took a six-point lead. The Rams answered with eight straight to go up 18-16 with 12:13 left in the half and they never trailed again.

    A 3-pointer by Colbey Santos brought the Dukes to within one with 2:56 to go before halftime, but Michael Anderson sank four straight free throws to put the Rams up 31-26 at the break.

    Walker scored nine points in the first 5½ minutes of the second half as the Rams extended their lead to eight at 44-36.

    Pierre Curtis hit a jumper with 12:33 remaining, but the Dukes went nine minutes before scoring another field goal. During that time, the Rams went on a 16-2 run that put the game out of reach at 69-48 with 3:53 left to play. Virginia Commonwealth (11-3, 3-0) could get no closer than 15 the rest of the way.

    Walker and Jesse Pellot-Rosa each had four 3-pointers. Pellot-Rosa finished with 12 points, Eric Maynor had 10 and Wil Fameni added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

    Terrance Carter led James Madison with 17. Santos made 5 of 6 from 3-point range for 15 points, and Curtis added 12.

    The Rams have won the last four meeting in the series.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VCU
    JMU
    Points 77 61
    FG Made-Attempted 24-45 (.533) 18-52 (.346)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 3

    2006-07 Season

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