Shuler scores 19 points in VCU’s 57-52 win over Akron

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AKRON, Ohio (AP)—Jamal Shuler scored 19 points to lead Virginia Commonwealth to a 57-52 win over Akron on Saturday in an ESPN BracketBuster game.

Shuler’s 3-pointer with 5:49 remaining sparked a 10-5 run that helped the Rams build a 51-44 lead with 2:28 remaining.

Akron narrowed the gap to 51-49 with about a minute left, but Shuler, Joey Rodriguez and Michael Anderson closed out the game with free throws.

Eric Maynor added 14 points for the Rams (21-6), who have won two-straight.

Cedrick Middleton led Akron (19-8) with 17 points. Nick Dials and Jeremiah Wood each scored 14, and Wood also had 12 rebounds.

The loss snapped Akron’s two-game winning streak.

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Jamal Shuler Jamal Shuler
8-16,  19 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists
Jeremiah Wood Jeremiah Wood
4-13,  14 Pts
12 Rebs, 3 Assists

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