Delaware beats Va. Commonwealth 81-79

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NEWARK, Del. (AP)—Marc Egerson scored 19 points and Delaware hit nine free throws in the game’s final minute to hold on for a 81-79 win over Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday.

Jawan Carter hit five free throws during final 58 seconds, including one that gave Delaware its final margin of victory after Joey Rodriguez pulled VCU within one point on a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left.

Brian Johnson scored 16 points, Alphonso Dawson added 15 and Carter finished with 13 for the Blue Hens (7-7, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association).

Eric Maynor led the Rams (8-5, 1-1) with 28 points, Rodriguez had 13 and Bradford Burgess added 11.

Delaware erased a four-point deficit at the break, outscoring VCU 50-44 in the second half.

The Blue Hens shot 65.2 percent from the field (15 of 23) in the second half, and hit 10 of 18 3-pointers in the game.

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