Maynor, Shuler score 26 apiece, VCU beats Old Dominion

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP)—Eric Maynor and Jamal Shuler each scored 26 points to lead Virginia Commonwealth to a 78-68 win over Old Dominion on Saturday.

The pair finished with a double-double as VCU (14-4, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association) won for the 10th time in 11 games. Shuler had 11 rebounds while Maynor had 10 assists.

Maynor hit three 3-pointers in the first seven minutes to help stake VCU to a 19-6 lead.

VCU led by 15 at halftime. Maynor made two free throws and the Rams tied their biggest lead, 64-45, with 5:15 remaining. Old Dominion then went on a 19-5 run to cut the deficit to 69-64 with 1:39 left.

But Shuler and Maynor scored seven of VCU’s final nine points to preserve the win.

Gerald Lee scored 15 points and Brian Henderson added 13 for Old Dominion (9-10, 4-3).

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E. Maynor E. Maynor
10-16,  26 Pts
6 Rebs, 10 Assists
 Old Dominion
G. Lee G. Lee
5-14,  15 Pts
7 Rebs, 4 Assists

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