Western Kentucky vs VCU

VCU 76, W. Kentucky 44

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Briante Weber scored 13 points and helped lead a stifling Virginia Commonwealth defense that forced 32 turnovers in a 76-44 rout of Western Kentucky Tuesday night.

The Rams (8-3) won their fifth straight game with suffocating defense against the Hilltoppers (8-4), whose starting backcourt was injured and didn't play. Weber set the night's tone by making a steal on the opening possession and then throwing down a dunk. At halftime, VCU led 42-16.

Western Kentucky had no one score in double figures. George Fant and Kevin Kaspar led the Hilltoppers with 8 points apiece. They badly missed starting guards T.J. Price and Jamal Crook, who are also the team's top two scorers.

Virginia Commonwealth shot 42.4 percent from the floor (28 of 66) while Western Kentucky was just 15 of 42 (34.7 percent). Rob Brandenburg scored 12 points for the Hilltoppers. Treveon Graham added 11 and Juvonte Reddic 10.

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Scoreboard
Western Kentucky (8-4)162844
Virginia Commonwealth (8-3) «423476

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F264-90-28048
O. Akamune, F180-11-24031
T. Akol, F181-40-03013
B. Harris, G381-64-65517
P. Blade, G232-62-54027
K. Kaspar243-40-05218
A. Rostov163-50-02017
E. Alcantara151-40-01012
K. Anyigbo150-11-21131
S. Drane80-20-00010
Totals 15-428-173881844
 35.7%47.1% 
VCU Rams
J. Reddic, F232-116-832110
R. Brandenberg, G234-91-220212
T. Daniels, G202-70-00016
B. Weber, G205-73-452213
T. Graham, G194-102-260211
M. Johnson212-60-02514
D. Theus172-20-01524
J. Guest162-50-07044
D. Haley121-20-03032
T. Okereafor121-10-01103
J. Tuoyo112-40-13145
D. Hinton51-20-01112
Totals 28-6612-1736172376
 42.4%70.6% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

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Dayton15-324-830
VCU14-426-922
Rhode Island13-525-1031
Richmond13-522-1380
St. Bona.11-720-1291
Geo. Wash.10-820-15102
George Mason9-920-14103
La Salle9-915-15137
Davidson8-1017-1589
Fordham7-1113-19215
Saint Louis6-1212-21238
UMass4-1415-18193
Saint Josephs4-1411-20201
Duquesne3-1510-22266
 
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OHST 65
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