Umass 42 26 68
Vcu 37 49 86
Date of game: 2/14/2013

Recap: VA Commonwealth vs. Massachusetts

Richmond, VA (Sports Network) - Treveon Graham led the way with 19 points, as the Virginia Commonwealth Rams used a decisive run to open the second half to take down the Massachusetts Minutemen, 86-68, in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup at the Siegel Center.

For the Rams (20-5, 8-2 A-10), Melvin Johnson added 18 points and Rob Brandenberg chipped in with 12 points.

Raphael Putney led the Minutemen (16-7, 6-4) with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Freddie Riley finished with 12 points. Chaz Williams scored just six points on 1-of-7 from the field but tallied nine rebounds and seven assists.

UMass opened the game with the hot hand, connecting on 51.7 percent of its field goal tries in the first half, including 5-of-12 from beyond the 3-point arc, as it went into halftime ahead, 42-37. VCU was held to just 36.8 percent shooting in the opening frame.

The Rams opened the second half on a 21-1 run to take control of the game, and they led by double-digits the rest of the way.

VCU forced 24 UMass turnovers and converted them into 28 points.

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