Scores

Final

VCU 80

(16-5, 8-1 CAA)

Towson 76

(4-15, 0-9 CAA)

7:00 PM ET, January 24, 2011

Towson Center, Towson, Maryland

1 2 T
VCU 43 3780
TOWS 42 3476

Top Performers

Virginia Commonwealth: J. Rodriguez 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Towson: B. Dupree 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

VCU 80, Towson 76

Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. -- Joey Rodriguez scored 18 of his career-high 28 points in the second half as Virginia Commonwealth beat Towson 80-76 Monday night.

The Rams (16-5, 8-1 Colonial Athletic Association) remained tied with Hofstra for first place in the conference, heading into Thursday's head-to-head matchup, by winning their seventh in a row. They are 17-1 against Towson all-time.

Rodriguez made a career-high six 3-pointers as the Rams went 11 of 25 from beyond the arc. But it was his layup with 35.3 seconds left, that gave VCU a 77-74 lead after nine ties and 17 lead changes.

Towson (4-15, 0-9), led by Braxton Dupree's 22 points, shot 52.7 percent from the field (29 of 55) to stay close. The Tigers had a chance to take the lead with 1:03 left, but Dre Conner committed a turnover. Rodriguez's layup followed.

Ed Nixon made 3 of 4 free throws in the final 19 seconds to keep Towson at bay.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VCU
TOWS
Points 80 76
FG Made-Attempted 25-53 (.472) 29-55 (.527)
3P Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 4-14 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 19-26 (.731) 14-21 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 4

2010-11 Season

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