Western Kentucky vs Virginia Commonwealth

VCU 69, W. Kentucky 64

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Rob Brandenberg scored 18 points and Bradford Burgess hit two go-ahead foul shots with 1:07 to go as Virginia Commonwealth avoided an 0-3 trip to the Charleston Classic with a 69-64 victory over Western Kentucky on Sunday.

The Rams (2-2) opened the tournament with losses to Seton Hall and Saint Joseph's, but rallied from 12-points down in the second half to take seventh place. It didn't look that way when Nigel Snipes' 3-pointer gave Western Kentucky (1-4) a 56-44 lead with 8:04 to go.

But last year's Final Four participants rallied back with a 25-8 run to finish the game. Darius Theus had 12 points, including a 3-pointer and a three-point play in the surge.

T.J. Price led the Hilltoppers with 17 points in his first game back from NCAA suspension.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
N. Snipes, F172-50-00035
K. Anyigbo, F120-01-41111
D. Gordon, G324-90-05239
K. Kaspar, G324-72-233313
T. Price, G325-113-541317
T. Akol222-33-52147
G. Fant130-14-43034
K. McDonald130-20-03110
O. Akamune121-22-65124
J. Crook92-20-01004
V. Zollo60-10-01000
Totals 20-4315-2633102364
 46.5%57.7% 
Virginia Commonwealth Rams
B. Burgess, F272-74-620410
H. Houston, F100-10-00030
D. Theus, G355-71-235312
R. Brandenberg, G337-142-323318
B. Weber, G172-43-35017
T. Daniels242-74-442110
D. Haley161-41-34133
T. Graham150-75-66015
J. Reddic152-40-03044
J. Guest60-10-01000
T. Okereafor20-00-00000
Totals 21-5620-2735112369
 37.5%74.1% 
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La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
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UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303

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Northeastern12-623-1286
Will. & Mary12-620-1393
J. Madison12-619-14148
UNC-Wilm.12-618-14146
Hofstra10-820-14174
Drexel9-911-19244
Delaware9-910-20253
Elon6-1215-18258
Towson5-1312-20281
Charleston3-159-24298
 
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Old Dom 52 Final
Kentucky 62
COPS 70 Final
UConn 87
MS Val St 75 Final
NC 101
USA 39 Final
Florida St 80
Purdue 56 Final
Alabama 65
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MU 96