Scores

Final

Georgia State 62

(9-14, 3-8 CAA)

VCU 78

(15-5, 7-4 CAA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 30, 2010

    1 2 T
    GAST 32 3062
    VCU 45 3378

    Top Performers

    Georgia St: J. Dukes 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast

    Virginia Commonwealth: J. Rodriguez 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl

    VCU 78, Georgia St. 62

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Joey Rodriguez had a season-high 22 points and dished out nine assists and Virginia Commonwealth hit 30 free throws in a 78-62 win over Georgia State on Saturday night.

    Larry Sanders had 13 points and 13 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season for the Rams (15-5, 7-4 Colonial Athletic Association), while Brandon Rozzell scored 12 and Darius Theus and Ed Nixon chipped in 10 points apiece.

    Georgia State (9-14, 3-8) led 16-10 with 11:29 left in the first half, but Virginia Commonwealth pulled ahead 19-18 and kept the lead for good, going into halftime up 45-32.

    The Panthers opened the second half on a 19-9 run to cut the deficit to three with 6:27 to go. Virginia Commonwealth used a 7-0 run, capped by a Rodriguez jumper, to pull away.

    The Rams were 30-for-35 from the line.

    Joe Dukes scored 17 points to lead the Panthers, who lost their third straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GAST
    VCU
    Points 62 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-63 (.381) 22-49 (.449)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 30-35 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 16

    2009-10 Season

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