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VCU beats Fordham 76-51 in A-10 opener

NEW YORK (AP) Marcus Evans scored 17 points with three steals, Marcus Santos-Silva added 13 points, and VCU never trailed in beating Fordham 76-51 in Saturday's Atlantic 10 Conference opener.

VCU (10-4) shot 67 percent and held Fordham to 33-percent shooting to win its third straight. It's the seventh time this season VCU has held an opponent to fewer than 60 points.

Sean Mobley added 12 points and had three steals for VCU.

Isaac Vann and Vince Williams hit consecutive 3-pointers for a 12-5 lead and VCU led 35-16 at halftime on 62-percent shooting behind nine points each from Santos-Silva and Evans.

VCU opened the second half on a 19-9 run capped by P.J. Byrd's layup and led by 30 on KeShawn Curry's layup with 8:28 to go.

Jalen Cobb led Fordham (9-5) with 14 points. The Rams were held to 32.7 percent shooting.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Nick Honor missed 3-pt. jump shot 28.0
+ 3 Ivan Raut made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nick Honor 57.0
  Defensive rebound by Dylan Sheehy-Guiseppi 1:19
  Nick Honor missed jump shot 1:21
  P.J. Byrd missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:34
+ 1 Nick Honor made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:48
+ 1 Nick Honor made 1st of 2 free throws 1:48
  Shooting foul on Corey Douglas 1:48
+ 3 P.J. Byrd made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Vince Williams 2:05
+ 3 Jalen Cobb made 3-pt. jump shot 2:28
+ 3 Jalen Cobb made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Antwon Portley 2:55
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 VCU 10-4 354176
home team logo Fordham 9-5 163551
Team Stats
away team logo VCU 10-4 71.0 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Fordham 9-5 65.9 PPG 36.8 RPG 11.3 APG
Key Players
2
M. Evans 13.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 3.2 APG 42.5 FG%
3
N. Honor 15.3 PPG 2.4 RPG 3.0 APG 37.3 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