Western Kentucky vs VCU

VCU 76, W. Kentucky 44

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Briante Weber scored 13 points and helped lead a stifling Virginia Commonwealth defense that forced 32 turnovers in a 76-44 rout of Western Kentucky Tuesday night.

The Rams (8-3) won their fifth straight game with suffocating defense against the Hilltoppers (8-4), whose starting backcourt was injured and didn't play. Weber set the night's tone by making a steal on the opening possession and then throwing down a dunk. At halftime, VCU led 42-16.

Western Kentucky had no one score in double figures. George Fant and Kevin Kaspar led the Hilltoppers with 8 points apiece. They badly missed starting guards T.J. Price and Jamal Crook, who are also the team's top two scorers.

Virginia Commonwealth shot 42.4 percent from the floor (28 of 66) while Western Kentucky was just 15 of 42 (34.7 percent). Rob Brandenburg scored 12 points for the Hilltoppers. Treveon Graham added 11 and Juvonte Reddic 10.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F264-90-28048
O. Akamune, F180-11-24031
T. Akol, F181-40-03013
B. Harris, G381-64-65517
P. Blade, G232-62-54027
K. Kaspar243-40-05218
A. Rostov163-50-02017
E. Alcantara151-40-01012
K. Anyigbo150-11-21131
S. Drane80-20-00010
Totals 15-428-173881844
 35.7%47.1% 
VCU Rams
J. Reddic, F232-116-832110
R. Brandenberg, G234-91-220212
T. Daniels, G202-70-00016
B. Weber, G205-73-452213
T. Graham, G194-102-260211
M. Johnson212-60-02514
D. Theus172-20-01524
J. Guest162-50-07044
D. Haley121-20-03032
T. Okereafor121-10-01103
J. Tuoyo112-40-13145
D. Hinton51-20-01112
Totals 28-6612-1736172376
 42.4%70.6% 
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Old Dominion11-518-10130
UTEP11-513-15255
Rice10-620-9180
Marshall9-716-13129
UAB8-815-14178
Western Ky.7-913-16224
UT-San Antonio7-912-17281
Charlotte6-1012-15233
FAU6-1010-17296
So. Miss6-119-20336
North Texas2-148-20330
FIU2-146-23343

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Dayton14-223-524
VCU13-323-625
Rhode Island11-519-949
Richmond11-517-1193
St. Bona.10-618-1087
George Mason8-818-11111
Geo. Wash.8-816-13132
La Salle8-814-13109
Davidson7-914-13107
Fordham7-913-16187
Saint Louis5-1110-19242
UMass4-1214-15185
Saint Josephs3-1310-18177
Duquesne3-1310-19239
 
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