SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Vince Williams Jr. scored 15 factors, KeShawn Curry added 12, and VCU beat cold-shooting Memphis 70-59 on Friday evening to complete third on the Unhealthy Boy Mowers Crossover Basic.
Williams, who made simply 6 of 30 from 3-point vary final season, hit 3 of 5 from behind the arc. He’s 6 of 13 from deep this season. Nah’Shon Hyland scored 12 factors — all within the second half — for VCU (2-1) and sophomore Hason Ward had 9 factors, a career-high seven rebounds and two blocks.
Williams sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers round a layup and a dunk by Ward in a 10-0 run that gave VCU a 16-point lead with 11 minutes to play. The Tigers responded by scoring 10 of the subsequent 12 factors trim their deficit to 55-47 when Boogie Ellis hit a 3 with 8:11 remaining however they obtained no nearer.
D.J. Jeffries led Memphis (1-2) with 17 factors on 6-of-15 taking pictures. Lester Quinones added 11 factors and Ellis scored 10.
The Rams had 9 steals and scored 25 factors off 19 Memphis turnovers.
The Tigers shot simply 35% (20 of 57) from the sector and hit simply 6 of 23 from 3-point vary.
It was the third recreation in as many days for each groups.
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