Treveon Graham continues to grow

Kris Mason
Staff Writer

In what may have been his most impressive game of his career, the 6’7 senior played through an ankle injury and scored 26 points to lead the 17th ranked Rams to a 65-60 victory over Rhode Island University on Tuesday in Kingston, Rhode Island.

The win was VCU’s ninth straight , which improved their overall record to 14-3 ( 4-0 Atlantic Ten). Graham is now in sixth place all-time on VCU’s all time scoring record with 1,649 points.

Rhode Island led in the first half and took a 35-28 lead into halftime. Graham hurt his ankle early in the second half, and his return to the game was questionable.

He re-entered the game a few minutes later and despite limping noticeably, he was able to score 16 points in the final 15 minutes. His three point field goal with 2:30 left gave VCU their first lead of the second half at 59-58 .

E.C. Matthews led URI with 22 points, but it was not enough as they fell to 11-4 ( 3-1 in the A-10).

VCU struggled from the foul line, connecting on only 9-21 free throws. The next highest scorer after Graham was sophomore forward Mo Alie-Cox with 10 points.

The Rams travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday to take on Duquesne University.

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