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Tillman reaches 1,000, leads VCU past Winthrop 69-55

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Justin Tillman had 22 points, his sixth-straight 20-plus game, and surpassed 1,000 points for his career, leading VCU to a 69-55 win over Winthrop on Tuesday night.

Mike'l Simms added 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers, and De'Riante Jenkins scored 13 with three 3s for the Rams (7-5). Tillman also had 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and 18th of his career.

Simms had 10 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers, as VCU closed the first half with a 16-3 run that put the Rams up 34-19. Tillman had 14 points, while the Eagles missed all 11 of their 3s and shot just 21 percent before intermission.

Winthrop (6-5) made 6 of 8 shots to start the second half to get the deficit back to single digits and eventually closed within six on a dunk by Josh Ferguson before the midway point, but Simms hit a 3-pointer that pushed it to 12 with 9:12 to go and the difference remained in double figures.

Xavier Cooks had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Winthrop, which finished 3 of 25 behind the arc and shot 34 percent (20 of 59) overall.

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Key Players
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Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
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away team logo Winthrop 6-5 193655
home team logo VCU 7-5 343569
Team Stats
away team logo Winthrop 6-5 83.3 PPG 44.2 RPG 15.3 APG
home team logo VCU 7-5 71.0 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.6 APG
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N. Smith 16.8 PPG 2.6 RPG 3.7 APG 44.8 FG%
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M. Evans 13.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 3.2 APG 42.5 FG%
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