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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Ted Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
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