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Virginia Commonwealth holds off Belmont 75-65

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Treveon Graham scored 19 points, and Juvonte Reddic had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Virginia Commonwealth to a 75-65 victory over Belmont on Saturday night.

The Rams (5-3) also got 14 points from Rob Brandenberg and 11 from Melvin Johnson.

Ian Clark led Belmont (5-3) with 24 points, and Keron Johnson scored 11. The Bruins hurt their cause with 24 turnovers, and they shot only 4 of 6 from the foul line.

The Rams shot 15 for 22 from the line and outrebounded the Bruins 34-23.

Belmont made up ground in the second half after trailing 39-21 at the break. From a 43-27 deficit, the Bruins knocked down three 3-pointers to help close the gap to 50-44 at the 13:27 mark.

Belmont's Reece Chamberlain's 3-pointer to close to 66-61 at 4:46, but VCU's Brandenberg made a 3-pointer for a 71-63 advantage at 3:16, and the Rams held on.

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