RICHMOND, Va. -- Frank Hassell got his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Old Dominion defeated Virginia Commonwealth 70-59 on Saturday.
Ben Finney also had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Kent Bazemore added 13 points for the Monarchs (20-6, 10-5 Colonial Athletic Association), who have won six of their past seven games.
The Monarchs outscored the Rams in the paint 46-18 and 19-4 on second-chance points. The Monarchs, second in the nation in rebounding margin at plus-11, outrebounded the Rams 46-21.
Old Dominion started the game with a 10-2 run and led 32-24 at halftime. The lead was at least nine points the entire second half and the Monarchs finished the game going 6 of 8 from the foul line in the final 2 minutes.
Brandon Rozzell scored 15 points to lead the Rams (20-7, 12-3), who had a two-game winning streak snapped.
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