VCU 97, Towson St. 60

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Virginia Commonwealth jumped to an 18-4 lead behind the shooting of Troy Goodwin as the Rams ran away from Towson State 97-60 Wednesday night.

Goodwin scored eight of his 17 points during the early run, then found plenty of support in the second half as VCU (12-7, 7-4 Colonial Athletic Association) led by as many as 39 in the second half.

Willie Taylor, who was 8-of-10 from the field, led the Rams with 20 points.

Jamaal Gilchrist scored a game-high and career-best 21 points for the Tigers (4-16, 1-10), who have lost 13 of their last 14 games. Tony Dixon had 10.

VCU led 51-23 at the half, shot 60.3 from the field and forced 21 turnovers.

Five VCU players scored in double figures.

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