To say that Troy Daniels is on fire is giving fire too much credit.
Wednesday night, Daniels nailed a school record 11 three-pointers as VCU throttled East Tennessee State 109-58 in Johnson City, TN.
Daniels broke his own school record (which he set last game) and set a new Atlantic 10 Conference mark with the 11 3's. That was all his scoring, as he poured in a career-high 33 points leading the Rams to their eighth straight win. On top of that, he grabbed 10 rebounds to notch his first career double-double. Sophomore Treveon Graham also recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds on the night.
From the opening tip, it was evident VCU came to play, forcing four ETSU turnovers in the first 2:20 of the game en route to a 11-2 lead behind two three-pointers from. Graham's five points sparked a 10-2 run that pushed the Rams lead to 27-10 with 12:12 to play in the first stanza.
VCU's lead continued to grow, reaching as many as 24, before Jarvis Jones connected on a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the teams into the halftime break with the Black & Gold leading 51-31.
Daniels started the second half the same way he started the first with back-to-back treys for number six and seven of the day and gave VCU a 24-point cushion.
A layup from DJ Haley ignited a 20-4 run midway through the stanza that sent the lead over 40 at 88-45 with 8:06 remaining.
All 11 available players for the Rams found the scoring column as VCU wrapped a dominating 51-point performance, 109-58.
Daniels' 11 three-pointers broke his own school record that he set last game against Fairleigh Dickinson. It also set the Atlantic 10 record and is the only double-digit performance this year in all of college basketball.
The Roanoke, Va. native is now 27-of-49 from beyond the arc in his past three games and 41-of-80 in his past seven.
VCU won the rebounding margin by 28, 51-23, led by 10 each from Graham and Daniels.
The Rams posted their fourth straight game with double-digits in both threes and steals and are now 23-0 when achieving that under Coach Smart.
Darius Theus moved into sole possession of 10th place on VCU's all-time assist chart with 361 during his four years.
The Rams will do battle in their final non-conference tilt of the regular season when they host the nation's leading scorer, CJ McCollum, and the Mountain Hawks of Lehigh University on Saturday evening.
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