Jamal Shuler scores 23 to lead VCU to sixth straight win, 82-65 over Hofstra

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP)—Jamal Shuler scored 23 points to help Virginia Commonwealth extend its win streak to six with an 82-65 victory over Hofstra on Wednesday night.

Lance Kearse and Eric Maynor each scored 17 points for the Rams (14-4, 7-1 Colonial Athletic Association).

Charles Jenkins led the Pride (4-13, 2-6) with 18 points and Darren Townes added 16.

The Rams went on an 11-0 run in the second half to take command, 52-39, at 14:29. Kearse had five and Maynor scored four during the decisive run.

Hofstra started the half with a 7-3 burst that cut VCU’s lead to 41-39 at 17:12.

The Pride began the game by taking a 10-2 lead, with Jenkins capping the run at 15:58 on a layup. After Shuler’s 3-pointer cut VCU’s deficit to 28-25, Shuler scored five points in a 13-4 run to end the half and give the Rams a 38-32 lead.

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 VCU
J. Shuler J. Shuler
9-18,  23 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Hofstra
D. Townes D. Townes
6-9,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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