Schuler leads VCU to 70-51 win over Md.-Eastern Shore

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Virginia Commonwealth’s defense held Maryland-Eastern Shore without a field goal for more than nine minutes in the first half in a 70-51 win on Friday night.

The Rams (1-0) scored nine straight points and outscored the Hawks 12-4 during the 9:03 stretch in the first half of the season opener for both teams.

VCU led 34-22 at the half and scored 11 straight points early in the second to move to a 45-24 lead and the Hawks (0-1) could get no closer than 12 the remainder of the game.

Jamal Schuler led the Rams with 15 points, hitting 3-of-4 3-pointers, and Eric Maynor added 12 points and 5 assists. VCU forced 24 turnovers, scoring 30 points on them.

Ed Tyson led the Hawks with 20 points and Ishmawiyl McFadden added 12.

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 MD Eastern Shore
E. Tyson E. Tyson
7-22,  20 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 VCU
L. Sanders L. Sanders
3-5,  9 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists

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