Va. Commonwealth beats Hampton 59-54
RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Larry Sanders notched a double-double, tallying career-highs with 21 points and 19 rebounds, to lead Virginia Commonwealth in a 59-54 win against Hampton on Saturday night.
Sanders hit 8 of 11 field goals and added four blocks in 35 minutes.
Eric Maynor added 20 points and Brandon Rozzell 10 for the Rams (8-4), who shot a season-low 37.3 percent from the field (19 of 51) and committed 20 turnovers.
Christopher Tolson led Hampton with 18 points and Vincent Simpson added 16. The Pirates shot 38.5 percent (20 of 52), had 19 turnovers and hit 8 of 13 free throws.
After the Pirates (5-6) pulled to within 49-48 with 2:53 left in the game on Simpson’s 3-pointer, Sanders had a follow-up dunk and a three-point play on consecutive possessions to give the Rams a 54-48 lead with 1:42 remaining in the game.
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