Hyland’s career night fuels VCU in rout of North Carolina A&T

Hyland’s career night fuels VCU in rout of North Carolina A&T
VCU freshman guard Nah'Shon "Bones" Hyland goes through the handshake line after the Rams' 87-68 win over Richmond on January 28, 2020. (Source: WWBT NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Bones Hyland scored a career-high 30 points, the most by a VCU player since November of 2018, as the Rams rolled past North Carolina A&T, 95-59, on Wednesday night at the Siegel Center.

Hyland was a little bit slow to start, but found his groove in the second half. He finished 7-of-12 from three point range, six of the deep balls coming in the second half. The seven three pointers also marked a career-best.

“My teammates definitely always encourage me every time I have a little slow start,” the sophomore guard said. “Them giving me the confidence and staying with me through the moments where I’m missing, it helps me to keep going.”

“You make one or two, that basket looks like it’s getting bigger and bigger,” added head coach Mike Rhoades. “He loves to be in the gym shooting the ball and he carries that mentality over to the games.”

VCU shot a blistering 62.5 percent from the floor, led by Hyland’s 11-of-16 performance. The Rams held a slim 20-16 advantage with just under eight minutes to play in the first half, but turned things on from there. The 95 points scored were the most the team has put up since November of 2017.

Ace Baldwin added 10 points and five assists, Vince Williams chipped in seven points and eight rebounds and 10 Rams found the scoring column.

VCU improves to 4-2 and continues its five game homestand on Saturday against Old Dominion. Tipoff is set for 5:00 PM at the Siegel Center.

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