Scores

Final

Massachusetts 68

(16-7, 6-4 A 10)

VCU 86

(20-5, 8-2 A 10)

Coverage: CCSN

9:00 PM ET, February 14, 2013

Stuart Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia

1 2 T
MASS 42 2668
VCU 37 4986

Top Performers

Massachusetts: R. Putney 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

Virginia Commonwealth: T. Graham 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

VCU 86, UMass 68

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Treveon Graham scored 19 points and Virginia Commonwealth clinched its seventh consecutive 20-win season by beating Massachusetts 86-68 in the schools' first-ever meeting Thursday night.

VCU (20-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10 Conference) also got 18 points from Melvin Johnson, who hit 8 of 13 shots, including 2 of 4 3-point attempts. Rob Brandenberg added 12 points with four steals -- the Rams forced 24 turnovers, including 15 steals, while committing just eight giveaways. VCU entered leading the country with 12 steals and 20.3 turnovers forced per game this season.

UMass led 42-37 at halftime, but VCU opened the second half on a 21-1 run over the first 8 minutes. The win was VCU's fourth straight.

Raphiael Putney scored 19 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Minutemen (16-7, 6-4). Chaz Williams, seventh nationally with 7.1 assists per game, had seven assists and nine rebounds but also committed six turnovers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
VCU
Points 68 86
FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 31-75 (.413)
3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 9-28 (.321)
FT Made-Attempted 21-31 (.677) 15-18 (.833)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 27

2012-13 Season

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