Monday, January 29, 2007

VCU demolishes Tribe with treys

William & Mary came to the Siegel Center hoping to catch VCU napping between tough road games. The Rams defeated the Drexel Dragons on Saturday and will travel to Hofstra on Wednesday. The Tribe had a notion when the visitors jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Then reality descended upon Wm. & Mary, as VCU continued its undefeated march through its regular season CAA schedule.

Once again a steady rain of treys did the job, as VCU connected on 12 of 24 three-pointers it shot: VCU 90, W&M 68.

Elsewhere in CAA action there were some upsets: UNC-W 65, GMU 58; Delaware 72, Hofstra 68; ODU 92, Georgia St. 57; Towson 69, JMU 60.

The Rams attack was paced by sophomore guard Jamal Shuler, who came off the bench to score 24 points, which for him established a new career high. That, while senior guard B.A Walker continued his hot shooting from three-point distance. Walker hit six of eight treys he attempted, to finish with 20 points. In his last three games Walker has connected on 17 of 24 three-point shots he has attempted.

CAA Standings

VCU (19-3, 11-0 in CAA)
Hofstra (16-6, 9-2 in CAA)
Drexel (16-5, 8-3 in CAA)
ODU (15-7, 8-3 in CAA)
GMU (12-9, 6-5 in CAA)
Towson (11-11, 5-6 in CAA)
Northeastern (7-15, 5-6 in CAA)
Wm. & Mary (11-10, 4-7 in CAA)
Ga. State (7-14, 3-8 in CAA)
JMU (6-15, 3-8 in CAA)
UNC-W (5-15, 2-9 in CAA)
Deleware (4-18, 2-9 in CAA)
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