Evans scores 15 to lift VCU past Richmond 69-66
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans had 15 points and six rebounds as VCU stretched its winning streak to 10 games, edging past Richmond 69-66 on Saturday.
Simms helps VCU roll to 90-79 victory over Rider
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mike'L Simms scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures and VCU rolled to a 90-79 victory over Rider on Sunday.
Simms sank 5 of 7 shots, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, for the Rams (9-4). Marcus Evans finished with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists, while De'Riante Jenkins pitched in with 13 points and six assists. Malik Crowfield scored 12, sinking 4 of 6 from distance, and Issac Vann scored 11.
Evans scores 19, VCU beats Iona 88-59
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans scored 19 points with three 3-pointers and six rebounds and VCU scored 27 points off of 23 forced turnovers in beating Iona 88-59 on Saturday night.
Marcus Santos-Silva scored 12 points with nine boards for the Rams (6-2), who hit 11 of 30 from distance (37 percent) and held the Gaels to 37 percent shooting. Mike'L Simms and Corey Douglas added 11 points apiece, with Simms hitting three 3s.
VCU holds off Hampton 69-57 behind Santos-Silva
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Santos-Silva scored 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting, Marcus Evans added 13 points with five rebounds and VCU held off Hampton 69-57 on Friday night.
Trailing 35-19 at halftime, Hampton rallied and closed to within 57-50 on Kalin Fisher's free throws with 4:06 remaining but got no closer. Evans hit a 3 and Santos-Silva made a dunk and three layups down the stretch as the Rams (2-0) dominated in the paint, outscoring the Pirates 36-16.
Tillman, Williams lead VCU over Bucknell 85-79
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Justin Tillman scored 26 on 9-of-16 shooting and Jonathan Williams added 17 points and six assists to spark VCU to an 85-79 victory over Bucknell on Saturday.
Malik Crowfield came off the bench to hit three 3-pointers and score 12 for the Rams (6-5), who were playing the Bison (4-7) for the first time.
VCU routs Howard 85-51 behind Lewis, Williams
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — JeQuan Lewis scored 17 points and had a career-high six steals and VCU never trailed, routing Howard 85-51 on Tuesday night to win its fourth straight.
Jonathan Williams had 14 points and six assists, Justin Tillman added 12 points, and Malik Crowfield scored 10. The Rams (10-3) scored 24 points off of 21 Howard turnovers and outscored the Bison 36-26 in the paint and 20-10 off fast breaks.