RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - De’Riante Jenkins scored 15 points, Marcus Santos-Silva added 13 points and VCU defeated La Salle 69-63 on Wednesday night.
Marcus Evans added 12 points and eight rebounds for VCU (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic 10).
The Explorers opened up an 18 point lead in the first half at 28-10, but the Rams were able to chip away and trim the deficit to nine by halftime. The second half saw VCU take its first lead of the game with 8:58 remaining and opening up a small cushion from there. La Salle hit two free throws to make the score 67-63 with 20 seconds remaining, but the Explorers would get no closer.
VCU has now won four in a row and hits the road to Davidson on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 2:00pm.