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VCU clinches A-10 regular-season title with 79-67 win over Saint Louis

Chris Graham
VCU Basketball
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VCU won its fifth straight, putting six guys in double figures in a 79-67 win over Saint Louis on Tuesday in Richmond.

The Rams (23-7, 14-3 A-10) clinched the A-10 regular-season title with the win, the program’s 12th conference title overall.

Jalen Deloach led all VCU scorers with 14 points. Deloach connected on 6-of-11 attempts from the field. He also grabbed five rebounds, three steals and blocked a pair of shots.

Saint Louis’s Terrence Hargrove Jr. led all scorers with 15 points.

VCU, which trailed 35-31 at halftime, shot 62 percent (16-of-26) in the second half, taking the lead with a 7-0 run.

Saint Louis brought the game within three points with just over four minutes to go, but back-to-back buckets by Nick Kern Jr. would put the game out of reach.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].