WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -Ed Nixon scored 19 points and Joey Rodriguez added 18 to lead Virginia Commonwealth to a 73-60 victory over North Carolina-Wilmington on Wednesday night.
Nixon came off the bench to hit three 3-pointers and go 7-for-11 from the field. His dunk gave the Rams (16-5, 8-4 Colonial Athletic Association) a 50-40 lead with 14:06 left, an advantage that would remain in double figures for the remainder of the game.
Nixon's 3-pointer increased the margin to 65-48 with 7:56 to play.
It was the seventh win in eight games for the Rams, who shot 51.9 percent from the field (14-for-27) in the second half.
UNC-Wilmington (7-16, 3-9), which has lost eight of nine, shot 35.8 percent from the field (19-for-53) and was 3-for-17 on 3-point attempts (17.6 percent).
Chad Tomko led UNC-Wilmington with 11 points and John Fields added nine points and 11 rebounds.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame Pick Can No. 21 Notre Dame cover a double-digit spread at home when it hosts Georgia Tech tonight at 6:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Wisconsin vs. Michigan St. Pick Can Michigan State pick up a much-needed win at home today when it hosts No. 16 Wisconsin at 4PM ET?
Thumbnail Butler vs. Xavier Pick Will No. 22 Butler go on the road and cover as a small favorite against Xavier today at 3:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Syracuse vs. Louisville Pick Will No. 7 Louisville defend its home court when it hosts Syracuse today at 2PM ET in ACC action?
Thumbnail BYU vs. Gonzaga Prediction Will Gonzaga cover the point spread as a massive home favorite tonight versus BYU at 10:15PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages