Virginia Commonwealth trounces Towson 112-53

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Bradford Burgess scored 22 points as Virginia Commonwealth shot 63.1 percent from the floor (41-for-65) and trounced Towson 112-53 on Wednesday night.

The Rams (14-5, 6-4 Colonial Athletic Association) made a school-record 20 3-pointers on 33 attempts, matching the conference record. Their 112 points were their most since they got 120 against Southeastern on Dec. 9, 1978.

The Rams hit their first seven shots and led 55-32 at the half. They began the second half on a 24-6 run while Towson (4-16, 1-9) missed nine of its first 10 shots.

Larry Sanders had 17 points and 14 rebounds in 19 minutes, Brandon Rozzell added 16 points and Jay Gavin 14 points for VCU, and Joey Rodriguez’s 13 assists were the most in the conference this season. The Rams outrebounded Towson 46-21.

Jarrel Smith and Josh Thornton had 12 points for Towson, which lost for the 11th time in 12 games.

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 Towson
Isaiah Philmore Isaiah Philmore
4-5,  11 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 VCU
Larry Sanders Larry Sanders
7-9,  17 Pts
14 Rebs, 2 Assists

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