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Vann, VCU beat Gardner-Webb 69-57

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Issac Vann had 16 points and eight rebounds and Mike'L Simms scored 12 on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range, to help VCU beat Gardner-Webb 69-57 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.

VCU closed the first half on an 18-4 run, including two 3-pointers by Malik Crowfield and another by Simms, to make it 38-22. Gardner-Webb went 2 of 9 from the field with five turnovers, including a 10-second violation, during that span.

Vann converted a 3-point play that pushed the lead to 20 points three minutes into the second half. The Runnin' Bulldogs scored the next seven points and Jose Perez hit two free throws to pull them within eight with nine minutes to go, but Marcus Santos-Silva responded with a layup and, after a Gardner-Webb turnover, Evans hit jumper to spark a 10-3 spurt that made it 65-50 with 6:55 to play.

Jose Perez, a freshman, led the Runnin' Bulldogs with 16 points. David Efianayi added 14 and DJ Laster 12.

VCU have won 13 consecutive season openers.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 David Efianayi made layup 11.0
  David Efianayi missed layup 18.0
  De'Riante Jenkins missed 3-pt. jump shot 37.0
  David Efianayi missed layup, blocked by Corey Douglas 1:06
  Malik Crowfield missed free throw 1:25
  Personal foul on Jose Perez 1:25
  Jose Perez missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:32
  Jose Perez missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:32
  Shooting foul on Issac Vann 1:32
  Corey Douglas missed layup 1:42
+ 2 Christian Turner made layup 2:04
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
12T
away team logo Gardner-Webb 0-1 223557
home team logo VCU 1-0 383169
Team Stats
away team logo Gardner-Webb 0-1 78.3 PPG 37.5 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo VCU 1-0 71.4 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
11
D. Efianayi 18.4 PPG 3.7 RPG 2.9 APG 49.0 FG%
2
M. Evans 13.8 PPG 3.0 RPG 3.2 APG 43.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB