Alabama 54
Vcu 73
Date of game: 12/15/2012

Recap: VA Commonwealth vs. Alabama

Richmond, VA (Sports Network) - Troy Daniels led four Rams who scored in double figures with 16 points as Virginia Commonwealth completed a 73-54 rout of the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Siegal Center.

Treveon Graham added 14 points and six rebounds for VCU (7-3), which picked up its fourth win in a row. Melvin Johnson chipped in 12 points off the bench, Rob Brandenberg tallied 10 points, and D.J. Haley anchored the defensive effort with two blocks.

Devonta Pollard paced Alabama (6-3) with 13 points and Levi Randolph netted 10 points. The Crimson Tide have now lost three in a row. The contest was the first return to the Siegal Center for Anthony Grant, who coached VCU to a 76-25 record in three seasons from 2006-09.

The Crimson Tide got off to a slow start and managed to connect on just 35.3 percent of their field goal attempts in the first half. VCU took a 33-18 lead into the intermission after it forced the visitors into 13 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.

Johnson and Daniels combined for 17 second half points to help the Rams extend their advantage after the break. VCU drained 57.1 percent of its field goals in the second half while Alabama converted 13-of-15 attempts at the charity stripe, but went 10-of-24 from the field.

Alabama finished with a season-high total of 18 turnovers, which the Rams converted into 19 points.

Game Notes

Bryant, Quin, Catanzaro are NFC Players of the Week

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin and Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro were named the NFC's best players from Week 15 of the NFL season.

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Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a damaged tendon in his left ring finger.

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