Scores

Final

William & Mary 59

(14-4, 6-2 CAA)

VCU 81

(13-4, 5-3 CAA)

7:30 PM ET, January 20, 2010

Stuart Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia

1 2 T
W&M 26 3359
VCU 31 5081

Top Performers

William & Mary: M. Kitts 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast

Virginia Commonwealth: J. Rodriguez 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 Stl

VCU 81, William &, Mary 59

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Joey Rodriguez scored 18 points and dished out 10 assists and Virginia Commonwealth used ball-hawking defense to cool off William & Mary 81-59 on Wednesday night.

The Rams (13-4, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) took command with a defense-led 18-5 run early in the second half, turning a 33-31 game into a 51-36 advantage with 11 minutes left. When VCU's Bradford Burgess and Ed Nixon answered a Tribe basket with 3-pointers, pushing the Rams' lead to 18.

William & Mary (14-4, 6-2), which arrived winners in 14 of 15 and riding a school-record seven-game road winning streak, had trouble all night with the Rams' defensive intensity, which yielded three steals and easy layups during the game-changing second-half spree.

Danny Sumner led William & Mary with 20 points, while Markus Kitts had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
W&M
VCU
Points 59 81
FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 29-55 (.527)
3P Made-Attempted 7-27 (.259) 7-17 (.412)
FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 16-19 (.842)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 22

2009-10 Season

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