CHARLS
VCU

No Text

Riller, Brantley lead Charleston past VCU 83-79

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Grant Riller and Jarrell Brantley combined to score 56 points and Brantley added a career-high 17 rebounds to power the Cougars to an 83-79 victory over VCU on Saturday.

Riller scored 30 on 10-of-14 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, for the Cougars (9-2). Brantley sank 7 of 17 shots and 12 of 15 free throws in notching his second straight double-double. Riller and Brantley came into the game as the fifth-best scoring duo in the country averaging 41.5 points per game. Zep Jasper scored 13 for the Cougars, who are off to their best start since 2011-12.

The Rams (7-4), who trailed 32-28 at halftime, jumped ahead 37-36 on a De'riante Jenkins 3-pointer with 17:24 remaining. Charleston took the lead for good at 48-46 on Brantley's layup with 11:48 left. Twice the Rams got within a bucket in the final 16 seconds, but Jasper and Riller hit two free throws each and Charleston prevailed.

Jenkins topped VCU with 23 points, but he made just 2 of 11 from beyond the arc as the Rams shot 22 percent from distance. Marcus Santos-Silva added 16 points and 12 rebounds for his second double-double this season.

Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Vince Williams 16.0
  Zep Jasper missed 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Zep Jasper made 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Malik Crowfield 16.0
  Lost ball turnover on Malik Crowfield, stolen by Zep Jasper 16.0
+ 3 Grant Riller made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jarrell Brantley 28.0
  Defensive rebound by Jarrell Brantley 44.0
  Issac Vann missed jump shot 46.0
  Personal foul on Nick Harris 1:01
  Defensive rebound by Marcus Santos-Silva 1:14
  Zep Jasper missed free throw 1:14
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 Charleston 9-2 325183
home team logo VCU 7-4 285179
Team Stats
away team logo Charleston 9-2 74.3 PPG 34.6 RPG 11.7 APG
home team logo VCU 7-4 71.0 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
1
G. Riller 21.9 PPG 3.4 RPG 4.1 APG 53.8 FG%
2
M. Evans 13.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 3.2 APG 42.5 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