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VCU holds off Hampton 69-57 behind Santos-Silva

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Marcus Santos-Silva scored 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting, Marcus Evans added 13 points with five rebounds and VCU held off Hampton 69-57 on Friday night.

Trailing 35-19 at halftime, Hampton rallied and closed to within 57-50 on Kalin Fisher's free throws with 4:06 remaining but got no closer. Evans hit a 3 and Santos-Silva made a dunk and three layups down the stretch as the Rams (2-0) dominated in the paint, outscoring the Pirates 36-16.

Malik Crowfield's free throws put the Rams up 6-4 and they led by as many as 20 points en route to their halftime lead.

Evans hit two of the Rams' five 3-pointers and VCU outshot the Pirates (1-1) 43 percent to 29 percent from the field.

Jermaine Marrow scored 25 points and Greg Heckstall grabbed 12 rebounds for the Pirates, who made just 3 of 17 shots from 3-point range.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
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 Hampton 1-1 193857
home team logo VCU 2-0 353469
Team Stats
away team logo Hampton 1-1 81.5 PPG 43.2 RPG 14.2 APG
home team logo VCU 2-0 71.0 PPG 39.8 RPG 13.7 APG
Key Players
2
J. Marrow 25.3 PPG 4.2 RPG 5.2 APG 43.7 FG%
2
M. Evans 13.2 PPG 3.0 RPG 3.3 APG 40.9 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