VCU eases past Drexel 73-54

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Larry Sanders notched a double-double, scoring 29 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, as Virginia Commonwealth topped Drexel 73-54 on Tuesday night.

Bradford Burgess also recorded a double-double, adding 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams (18-7, 10-6 Colonial Athletic Association). Sanders also had five blocks and two steals.

Sanders scored eight straight points midway through the first half as VCU went on a 17-4 run and held Drexel scoreless for 6:13, helping the Rams to a 33-21 halftime edge. Sanders finished with 12 points—hitting 5 of 6 field goals—and added five rebounds and three blocks in the half.

The Rams continued their domination with an 8-2 start to the second half, capped by Brandon Rozzell’s 3-pointer. The Dragons never got closer than 13 the rest of the way.

Jamie Harris led the Dragons (15-13, 10-6) with 20 points and Shannon Givens added 12.

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 Drexel
Jamie Harris Jamie Harris
7-17,  20 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 VCU
Larry Sanders Larry Sanders
13-15,  29 Pts
13 Rebs, 1 Assists

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