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VCU 73, Drexel 54

RICHMOND, Va. -- Larry Sanders notched a double-double, scoring 29 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, as Virginia Commonwealth topped Drexel 73-54 on Tuesday night.

Bradford Burgess also recorded a double-double, adding 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams (18-7, 10-6 Colonial Athletic Association). Sanders also had five blocks and two steals.

Sanders scored eight straight points midway through the first half as VCU went on a 17-4 run and held Drexel scoreless for 6:13, helping the Rams to a 33-21 halftime edge. Sanders finished with 12 points -- hitting 5 of 6 field goals -- and added five rebounds and three blocks in the half.

The Rams continued their domination with an 8-2 start to the second half, capped by Brandon Rozzell's 3-pointer. The Dragons never got closer than 13 the rest of the way.

Jamie Harris led the Dragons (15-13, 10-6) with 20 points and Shannon Givens added 12.