The Rams won their 12th consecutive game in front of the 60th consecutive sellout at the Siegel Center. Fourteenth-ranked VCU improved to 17-3 and 7-0 in the Atlantic-10.
Freshman forward Terry Larrier led the Rams with 15 points. It was necessary for Larrier to step up his scoring output in a game in which leading scorer senior forward Treveon Graham was held to seven points and second leading scorer junior guard Melvin Johnson was held to eight.
Larrier attributed the performance to being fully adjusted to college basketball.
“I’m just comfortable now. Thats all,” Larrier said. “ I’m used to the flow of the game, I’m used to the physicality now”.
Head coach Shaka Smart is impressed with the Larrier’s progress. “He’s doing what you hope a freshmen does.” Smart said. “I’m really proud of him. Really this is just the tip of the iceberg. He is just so talented. Hes as a talented as a guy we’ve had since I’ve been here.”
Larrier scored 11 points in the first half. After taking an eight-point lead into halftime, VCU allowed GW to cut the time to four two minutes into the second half. VCU scored a 16-2 run to stretch their lead to 18.
Overall, the Rams’ Havoc defense was stifling, holding GW to 5 of 26 shooting in the second half. For the game , GW made 14 field goals while committing 17 turnovers.
VCU’s 70- 48 victory over George Washington University was so demoralizing for the Colonials that some players were crying in the locker room after the game, according to head coach Mike Longeran.
VCU’s next home game is against the University of Richmond this Saturday, Jan. 31, for a “blackout” game.
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