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 State: 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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