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Lewis scores 20, VCU holds off Middle Tennessee 80-77

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) JeQuan Lewis scored 20 points and Virginia Commonwealth snapped Middle Tennessee State's eight-game winning streak 80-77 on Saturday night.

Mo Allie-Cox had 15 points for the Rams (8-3) and Samir Doughty added 14 off the bench. VCU shot 65 percent (15 of 23) in the second half to offset going 11 of 18 from the line, which gave the Blue Raiders a chance until Giddy Potts' last-second 3-pointer was off the mark.

Potts led Middle Tennessee (10-2) with 25 points, going 7 of 11 from the field, 5 of 7 behind the arc. JaCorey Williams had 17 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for his third straight double-double, and Reggie Upshaw had 15 points.

The Blue Raiders also struggled from the line in the second half, going 6 of 13 while they were 15 of 28 from the field, 4 of 6 from distance.

There were 12 lead changes and five ties, the last one at 61 on a layup by Williams with 6:33 to go.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Offensive rebound by Middle Tennessee 0.0
  Giddy Potts missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 1 Mo Alie-Cox made 2nd of 2 free throws 5.0
  Mo Alie-Cox missed 1st of 2 free throws 5.0
  Personal foul on Giddy Potts 5.0
  30-second timeout called 5.0
+ 3 Jacorey Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyrik Dixon 9.0
  Defensive rebound by Giddy Potts 17.0
  Samir Doughty missed 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Samir Doughty made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Reggie Upshaw 17.0
Team Stats
Points 77 80
Field Goals 27-55 (49.1%) 30-57 (52.6%)
3-Pointers 8-14 (57.1%) 6-18 (33.3%)
Free Throws 15-24 (62.5%) 14-24 (58.3%)
Total Rebounds 39 28
Offensive 8 6
Defensive 28 21
Team 3 1
Assists 12 15
Steals 2 5
Blocks 1 5
Turnovers 12 5
Fouls 22 22
Technicals 0 0
25 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
20 PTS, 1 REB
12T
away team logo Middle Tenn. 10-2 374077
home team logo VCU 8-3 384280
Team Stats
away team logo Middle Tenn. 10-2 67.3 PPG 41.6 RPG 10.7 APG
home team logo VCU 8-3 71.0 PPG 39.8 RPG 13.7 APG
Key Players
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G. Potts G PPG RPG APG FG%
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J. Lewis G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
G. Potts G 25 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
J. Lewis G 20 PTS 1 REB 0 AST
49.1 FG% 52.6
57.1 3PT FG% 33.3
62.5 FT% 58.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. Potts 25 7 1 7/11 5/7 6/8 2 37 1 0 3 1 6
J. Williams 17 14 2 7/18 1/2 2/4 4 31 0 0 3 3 11
R. Upshaw 15 6 1 6/8 1/1 2/2 3 37 0 0 1 3 3
T. Dixon 12 1 3 4/7 1/2 3/6 4 36 0 0 2 0 1
E. Simpson 0 0 3 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 21 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. Potts 25 7 1 7/11 5/7 6/8 2 37 1 0 3 1 6
J. Williams 17 14 2 7/18 1/2 2/4 4 31 0 0 3 3 11
R. Upshaw 15 6 1 6/8 1/1 2/2 3 37 0 0 1 3 3
T. Dixon 12 1 3 4/7 1/2 3/6 4 36 0 0 2 0 1
E. Simpson 0 0 3 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 21 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Foote 4 3 1 2/4 0/0 0/1 3 16 1 0 0 0 3
X. Habersham 2 1 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 0 1
B. Walters 2 4 0 0/0 0/0 2/3 2 7 0 1 1 1 3
A. Johnson 0 0 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 10 0 0 1 0 0
Q. Copeland - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Gamble - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Strachan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 36 12 27/55 8/14 15/24 22 200 2 1 12 8 28
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Lewis 20 1 0 7/11 3/7 3/4 3 21 1 0 3 0 1
M. Alie-Cox 15 0 3 5/6 0/0 5/7 1 32 1 3 1 0 0
J. Tillman 7 5 0 3/9 0/0 1/3 1 16 0 0 0 2 3
J. Burgess 5 11 2 2/8 1/4 0/0 4 28 0 1 0 3 8
J. Williams 4 1 1 2/3 0/0 0/1 2 17 0 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Lewis 20 1 0 7/11 3/7 3/4 3 21 1 0 3 0 1
M. Alie-Cox 15 0 3 5/6 0/0 5/7 1 32 1 3 1 0 0
J. Tillman 7 5 0 3/9 0/0 1/3 1 16 0 0 0 2 3
J. Burgess 5 11 2 2/8 1/4 0/0 4 28 0 1 0 3 8
J. Williams 4 1 1 2/3 0/0 0/1 2 17 0 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Doughty 14 2 4 5/9 0/2 4/5 3 31 0 0 1 0 2
D. Jenkins 9 0 2 3/3 2/2 1/2 1 21 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hamdy 4 2 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 2 8 0 1 0 0 2
D. Brooks 2 5 3 1/4 0/3 0/1 4 21 3 0 0 1 4
M. Crowfield 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
M. Fraser 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Burston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Vann - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 27 15 30/57 6/18 14/24 22 200 5 5 5 6 21