VCU won its eleventh straight game and improved to 2-0 in Atlantic 10 play, topping Saint Bonaventure, 72-65, Saturday afternoon. The Rams improved to 14-3 overall and topped the Bonnies for the first time in three tries.
The first half was back and forth, featuring three ties and four lead changes in the first ten minutes of play. VCU would stretch the lead to 19-13, but a Chris Johnson three pointer late in the frame trimmed the lead to one point, and the Rams went into the locker room holding a slim 32-29 lead.
The second half was also close, as the deficit remained in single digits until about nine minutes to play. The Rams held the Bonnies scoreless for a four minute stretch late in the half and stretch their lead to 13, before holding off the final St. Bonaventure charge with key stops and clutch free throws to seal the seven point win.
Shaka Smart's team continues to roll. The Rams locked up an eleven game win streak for the second straight year. They also have won ten of their last eleven true road games and have not allowed an opponent to score more than 70 points in a game this season.
Treveon Graham paced VCU with 17 points, marking his tenth consecutive game in double figures. He also pulled down nine rebounds. Troy Daniels was the only other Ram in double figure, scoring ten points, but many other contributed. Juvonte Reddic pulled down nine boards in addition to scoring eight points, while Darius Theus dished out seven assists while scoring seven points.
VCU returns home on Thursday to face preseason conference favorite Saint Joseph's at the Siegel Center. Tip-off is set for 9:00pm.
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