79
TF 9
FINAL
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2nd
ESP+
Sun Dec. 30
2:00pm
BONUS
90
TF 7
ML: +553
VCU -11.5, O/U 142.5
ML: -751
RIDER
VCU

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Simms helps VCU roll to 90-79 victory over Rider

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Mike'L Simms scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures and VCU rolled to a 90-79 victory over Rider on Sunday.

Simms sank 5 of 7 shots, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, for the Rams (9-4). Marcus Evans finished with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists, while De'Riante Jenkins pitched in with 13 points and six assists. Malik Crowfield scored 12, sinking 4 of 6 from distance, and Issac Vann scored 11.

Jenkins had nine points and four assists in the first half to help VCU race to a 49-33 lead at intermission. The Rams shot 62.5 percent (20 of 32) from the floor in the first half and hit half of their 12 3-point tries. VCU cooled off a bit after the break, but still shot 53 percent for the game - 48 percent from beyond the arc. Evans hit two 3-pointers in the first 1:28 of the second half to push the Rams' lead to 20 and they cruised from there.

Jordan Allen, Kimar Williams, Stevie Jordan and Ahmad Gilbert all scored 12 points for the Broncs (5-7). Rider shot 48 percent from the floor, 42 percent from distance, but just 53 percent at the free-throw line.

The two schools were playing for the first time.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Jordan Allen made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kimar Williams 22.0
  Shot clock violation turnover on VCU 35.0
+ 3 Ahmad Gilbert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kimar Williams 1:11
+ 1 Michael Gilmore made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:27
+ 1 Michael Gilmore made 1st of 2 free throws 1:27
  Shooting foul on Kimar Williams 1:27
+ 3 Ahmad Gilbert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Stevie Jordan 1:43
+ 2 Marcus Evans made driving layup 2:00
  Defensive rebound by Issac Vann 2:17
  Frederick Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot 2:19
  Defensive rebound by Ahmad Gilbert 2:31
Team Stats
Points 79 90
Field Goals 30-63 (47.6%) 33-62 (53.2%)
3-Pointers 10-24 (41.7%) 14-29 (48.3%)
Free Throws 9-17 (52.9%) 10-14 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 36 34
Offensive 10 9
Defensive 22 25
Team 4 0
Assists 20 24
Steals 10 8
Blocks 1 1
Turnovers 14 12
Fouls 17 18
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST
15 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Rider 5-7 334679
home team logo VCU 9-4 494190
Team Stats
away team logo Rider 5-7 76.8 PPG 40.4 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo VCU 9-4 71.4 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
23
S. Jordan G 12.6 PPG 3.5 RPG 4.4 APG 48.1 FG%
1
M. Simms G 4.7 PPG 1.9 RPG 0.7 APG 33.6 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Jordan G 12 PTS 6 REB 7 AST
M. Simms G 15 PTS 1 REB 1 AST
47.6 FG% 53.2
41.7 3PT FG% 48.3
52.9 FT% 71.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Williams 12 3 4 6/9 0/0 0/0 2 34 5 0 1 0 3
J. Allen 12 3 2 3/12 3/9 3/4 1 26 1 0 0 1 2
F. Scott 11 3 2 5/9 0/3 1/1 2 30 0 0 2 0 3
T. Marshall 6 7 0 3/7 0/0 0/2 4 19 0 0 2 3 4
A. Durham 5 6 5 2/5 1/3 0/0 2 23 1 0 4 0 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Williams 12 3 4 6/9 0/0 0/0 2 34 5 0 1 0 3
J. Allen 12 3 2 3/12 3/9 3/4 1 26 1 0 0 1 2
F. Scott 11 3 2 5/9 0/3 1/1 2 30 0 0 2 0 3
T. Marshall 6 7 0 3/7 0/0 0/2 4 19 0 0 2 3 4
A. Durham 5 6 5 2/5 1/3 0/0 2 23 1 0 4 0 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Gilbert 12 1 0 4/6 4/5 0/0 0 11 1 0 0 0 1
S. Jordan 12 6 7 3/7 2/4 4/7 2 32 0 0 5 3 3
A. Johnson 7 1 0 3/4 0/0 1/3 1 13 2 1 0 1 0
D. Eke 2 2 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 3 10 0 0 0 2 0
K. Cisse 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Vaughn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Buono - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. O'Leary - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Randall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bladen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 32 20 30/63 10/24 9/17 17 200 10 1 14 10 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Evans 14 5 5 4/9 3/6 3/4 1 29 2 0 4 0 5
D. Jenkins 13 2 6 4/11 2/6 3/3 1 28 2 0 1 0 2
I. Vann 11 4 1 5/9 1/3 0/1 2 23 1 0 1 1 3
C. Douglas 8 6 0 4/5 0/0 0/1 1 17 1 1 0 4 2
M. Santos-Silva 6 6 1 3/6 0/0 0/0 4 20 1 0 0 1 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Evans 14 5 5 4/9 3/6 3/4 1 29 2 0 4 0 5
D. Jenkins 13 2 6 4/11 2/6 3/3 1 28 2 0 1 0 2
I. Vann 11 4 1 5/9 1/3 0/1 2 23 1 0 1 1 3
C. Douglas 8 6 0 4/5 0/0 0/1 1 17 1 1 0 4 2
M. Santos-Silva 6 6 1 3/6 0/0 0/0 4 20 1 0 0 1 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Simms 15 1 1 5/7 3/5 2/2 1 18 0 0 1 0 1
M. Crowfield 12 0 0 4/7 4/6 0/0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
K. Curry 4 0 0 2/3 0/1 0/0 0 9 0 0 1 0 0
S. Mobley 3 1 3 1/2 1/1 0/0 2 16 0 0 1 0 1
M. Gilmore 2 5 1 0/0 0/0 2/3 4 8 0 0 0 1 4
V. Williams 2 4 6 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 14 1 0 2 2 2
X. Jackson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
P. Byrd 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0
D. Sheehy-Guiseppi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 90 34 24 33/62 14/29 10/14 18 200 8 1 12 9 25