Second half comeback propels VCU past College of Charleston

Second half comeback propels VCU past College of Charleston
VCU's Marcus Santos-Silva reacts after scoring a late basket during the Rams' 72-58 win over St. Francis on November 5, 2019. (Source: WWBT NBC12)

CHARLESTON, SC (WWBT) -- Marcus Santos-Silva had 17 points and 11 rebounds as VCU edged past College of Charleston, 76-71, on Wednesday night. It marked the Rams’ first true road game of the 2019-2020 season.

De’Riante Jenkins and Marcus Evans added 16 points each and Mike’L Simms had three blocks for VCU. The black and gold improved to 9-2 and tallied their third straight victory.

After falling behind 46-38 at the half, VCU came alive with defense, which helped jump-start its offense. The Rams went on a 16-3 run, part of a larger 28-9 spurt, to pull ahead for good and go on for the five point victory.

Grant Riller scored a game-high 26 points for College of Charleston in the loss.

VCU faces Wichita State on the road on Saturday, with tip-off set for 12:00.

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