RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Three players led Virginia Commonwealth with 11 points each and the Rams used a smothering defense to beat Towson 65-42 Saturday night.
The Rams (16-5, 9-2 Colonial Athletic Association) held Towson (9-12, 5-6) to 25.5 percent from the field and had 17 steals to blow open a game that was tied at 19 at the 3:28 mark.
VCU scored the final nine points of the half to lead 28-19 at the break.
The Rams opened the second half with a 13-2 run, opened by Michael Anderson's layup and 3-pointer and capped by Larry Sander's 3-point shot.
Jamal Shuler made a layup at 15:37 to widen the lead to 38-21, and the Rams led by as many as 22 as they ran away from Towson.
Josh Thornton led the Tigers with 13 points.
Joey Rodriguez had seven steals for the Rams.

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