Virginia Commonwealth vs Western Kentucky

VCU 68, W. Kentucky 45

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Bradford Burgess scored 16 points as Virginia Commonwealth broke open a close game in the second half and defeated Western Kentucky 68-45 on Wednesday night.

VCU led 31-27 at halftime, but shot 64 percent (16 of 25) from the field in the second half to put the game away. The Rams (3-2) built a 24-point lead with 1:51 to play.

Meanwhile, the Hilltoppers (1-5) had trouble making shots in the final 20 minutes. Western Kentucky shot only 35 percent (7 of 20) in the second half and went the final 3:57 of the game without a field goal.

VCU's defense also was effective, getting 28 points off 22 Hilltopper turnovers.

Briante Weber added 13 points, and Darius Theus and Rob Brandenburg each had 12 for the Rams.

Derrick Gordon scored 12 points to lead the Hilltoppers, who have lost four in a row.

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Scoreboard
Virginia Commonwealth (3-2) «313768
Western Kentucky (1-5)271845

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Virginia Commonwealth Rams
B. Burgess, F375-122-251116
J. Reddic, F154-50-05048
D. Theus, G325-92-223212
B. Weber, G295-63-351013
R. Brandenberg, G274-82-334212
T. Daniels160-50-03030
D. Haley152-31-23025
H. Houston91-10-02042
T. Okereafor80-10-01110
T. Graham60-00-01020
J. Guest20-00-02000
D. Hinton20-10-00000
R. McCarter20-10-00000
Totals 26-5210-1233102168
 50%83.3% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F252-72-66216
K. Anyigbo, F110-20-01120
D. Gordon, G315-81-242112
K. Kaspar, G282-51-24326
T. Price, G192-51-22126
K. McDonald222-50-02025
T. Akol171-30-13032
O. Akamune160-00-03020
J. Crook141-23-50035
N. Snipes121-20-00003
V. Zollo30-00-00000
S. Sheldon20-00-01000
Totals 16-398-182691845
 41%44.4% 
Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Towson0-05-139
Delaware0-04-2211
Charleston0-03-2252
Hofstra0-03-285
Elon0-04-3166
UNC-Wilm.0-02-2278
Will. & Mary0-02-2282
Drexel0-02-3198
Northeastern0-02-3156
J. Madison0-02-4304

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech0-05-011
Middle Tenn.0-04-130
Old Dominion0-04-119
UT-San Antonio0-04-2152
Western Ky.0-04-2100
Charlotte0-03-2316
Marshall0-03-2241
North Texas0-03-3276
UAB0-03-3320
So. Miss0-02-2203
FAU0-02-3205
FIU0-02-3312
UTEP0-01-3331
Rice0-01-4265
 
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