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Bradley uses 24-10 run in second half to oulast VCU

RICHMOND, Va. -- Jeremy Crouch scored 22 points, including eight during a 24-10 spurt midway through the second half to lead Bradley to a 73-64 win over Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday night.

With the Rams leading 38-36 with 18:24 to play, Crouch hit a turnaround jumper in the lane and a 3-pointer to ignite the run that ended with Bradley (19-10) leading 60-48 with 6:48 remaining.

Virginia Commonwealth (22-6) had an 11-0 run midway through the first half taking a 22-14 lead. Bradley eventually fought back to a 34-32 lead with 22 seconds left before T.J. Gwynn's 3-pointer gave the Rams a 35-34 halftime lead in the ESPN BracketBuster matchup.

Daniel Ruffin added 19 points for Bradley, Zach Andrews had 12 and Will Franklin had 11.

Jesse Pellot-Rosa led Virginia Commonwealth with 14 points, B.A. Walker added 12, Michael Anderson and Jamal Shuler each had 11, and Gwynn had 10.