RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Jamal Schuler scored all eight of his points during a two-minute span in the second half as Virginia Commonwealth used a 10-2 spurt to take a nine point lead and go on to defeat James Madison 83-72 on Wednesday.
The Rams (23-6, 15-2 Colonial Athletic Association) never trailed, although James Madison drew to within one with 12:05 remaining.
A Schuler 3-pointer started his eight-point run, which gave the Rams a 58-49 lead with 10:09 left. After that, the Dukes (7-21, 4-13) could get no closer than seven.
Both teams had season-high field goal shooting: James Madison hit 53.3 percent while the Rams connected on 61.4 percent.