Gwash 24 33 57
Vcu 42 42 84
Date of game: 2/16/2013

Recap: VA Commonwealth vs. George Washington

Richmond, VA (Sports Network) - Juvonte Reddic registered a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Virginia Commonwealth Rams coasted to an 84-57 victory over the George Washington Colonials in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup at the Siegel Center.

Rob Brandenberg, Melvin Johnson and Troy Daniels contributed 11 points each for VCU (21-5, 9-2 A-10) as the Rams picked up their fifth consecutive victory to hang onto sole possession of first place in the conference standings.

Kevin Larsen and Patricio Garino tallied 10 points apiece for the Colonials (11-12, 5-5) as they were handed their second loss in a row. Larsen also grabbed nine rebounds while Joe McDonald scored nine points and committed eight of George Washington's 25 turnovers.

The Colonials jumped out to an early 8-2 lead but it did not last long as VCU quickly battle back. The Rams closed out the first half with an 18-4 run to build a sizeable, 42-24 advantage as the contest progressed into the intermission. Reddic made all six of his field goal tries in the opening 20 minutes while VCU swiped 13 steals.

Although George Washington improved to connect on 41.4 percent of its attempts from the field after the break, it was unable to cut into the deficit as VCU extended its lead by hitting 16-of-32 of its field goal tries to close out the contest.

The Colonials had a poor showing at the charity stripe, where they went just 14-of-25 while the Rams converted George Washington's 25 turnovers into 27 points.

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