Richmond blasts VCU in A-10 rivalry game, 77-59

VCURichmond rolled to an 18-point first-half lead and didn’t look back in a 77-59 win over VCU that might prove devastating to the Rams’ NCAA Tournament hopes.

The Spiders (19-6, 9-3 A-10) shot 7-of-12 from three in the first half to go into the locker room up 42-24.

VCU (17-8, 7-5 A-10) would briefly get the margin to 13, but a 12-2 UR run punctuated by a steal and breakaway layup by Jacob Gilyard pushed the margin to 54-31 with 14:53 remaining.

The Rams never recovered.

Marcus Santos-Silva provided 14 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and two assists to the VCU cause. He finished 6-of-11 from the floor and 2-of-3 at the free throw line.

Nick Sherod led five Spiders in double figures with a game-high 23 points. He hit 5-of-7 from 3-point range.


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