Scores

Final

VCU 79

(8-5, 1-1 CAA)

Delaware 81

(7-7, 1-1 CAA)

    4:30 PM ET, January 3, 2009

    Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Delaware

    1 2 T
    VCU 35 4479
    DEL 31 5081

    Top Performers

    Virginia Commonwealth: E. Maynor 28 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Delaware: M. Egerson 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 6 Ast

    Delaware 81, VCU 79

    Associated Press

    NEWARK, Del. -- Marc Egerson scored 19 points and Delaware hit nine free throws in the game's final minute to hold on for a 81-79 win over Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday.

    Jawan Carter hit five free throws during final 58 seconds, including one that gave Delaware its final margin of victory after Joey Rodriguez pulled VCU within one point on a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left.

    Brian Johnson scored 16 points, Alphonso Dawson added 15 and Carter finished with 13 for the Blue Hens (7-7, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association).

    Eric Maynor led the Rams (8-5, 1-1) with 28 points, Rodriguez had 13 and Bradford Burgess added 11.

    Delaware erased a four-point deficit at the break, outscoring VCU 50-44 in the second half.

    The Blue Hens shot 65.2 percent from the field (15 of 23) in the second half, and hit 10 of 18 3-pointers in the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VCU
    DEL
    Points 79 81
    FG Made-Attempted 28-64 (.438) 22-48 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 10-18 (.556)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 27-35 (.771)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 2

    2008-09 Season

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