Boxscore
VCU 78, Memphis 65
Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort, Nassau
Officials - Don Daily, Darron George, Jamie Luckie
Attendance - 3258

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Memphis 28 37 65
VCU 42 36 78

Recap


VCU 78, No. 17 Memphis 65: Sophomore Treveon Graham scored a career-high 26 points to send the Rams to an upset victory over the Tigers in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

Rob Brandenberg made all five of his 3-point attempts en route to 15 points for VCU (3-1), which shot 13-for-22 from behind the arc and will face No. 5 Duke in Friday's semifinals.

VCU’s unrelenting full-court pressure forced seven turnovers over the first 5:37 of the contest as the Rams raced out to a 12-4 lead. VCU stretched that advantage to as many as 16 points on a 3-pointer by Brandenberg at the 6:17 mark of the first half.

Even after leading scorer Joe Jackson fouled out with 6:40 remaining, Memphis (2-1) managed to chop the Rams’ 14-point halftime lead down to two on a jumper from Tarik Black with 4:06 left. But a layup from Graham and two 3-pointers from Brandenberg keyed a game-turning 12-0 run to put it away.

Adonis Thomas finished with 19 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers, who will meet Minnesota in the consolation round Friday.

GAME NOTEBOOK: VCU scored 20 points off eight steals and 13 total first-half turnovers by Memphis, which committed 22 miscues against the Rams after recording 15 over its first two games. … Jackson committed a career-high seven turnovers before fouling out for only the second time as a Tiger. … VCU held its ninth straight opponent to 65 or less points and has won 21 of its last 24 games.

Memphis Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ferrakohn Hall 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Joe Jackson 20:00 1-3 0-0 4-4 0 3 3 2 5 0 7 0 6
Chris Crawford 34:00 4-10 0-2 2-2 1 4 5 2 2 0 2 0 10
Tarik Black 30:00 5-5 0-0 2-4 3 2 5 0 3 2 0 2 12
Adonis Thomas 37:00 9-15 1-3 0-1 0 7 7 2 3 1 6 1 19
Shaq Goodwin 19:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 5 2 2 0 6
D.J. Stephens 25:00 4-4 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 9
Antonio Barton 31:00 1-10 0-1 1-5 3 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 3
Damien Wilson 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-51 2-7 9-16 8 22 30 8 22 8 22 4 65
  52.9% 28.6% 56.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 22

VCU Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Darius Theus 31:00 1-7 0-1 6-8 0 2 2 5 4 4 3 0 8
Treveon Graham 32:00 8-12 4-6 6-9 2 3 5 1 2 3 4 0 26
Troy Daniels 19:00 4-8 4-8 0-0 2 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 12
Juvonte Reddic 33:00 4-8 0-0 0-1 2 4 6 0 3 2 2 0 8
D.J. Haley 12:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0
Jarred Guest 7:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 2
Teddy Okereafor 12:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 4 0 2 1 0 0
Melvin Johnson 8:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2
Rob Brandenberg 24:00 5-7 5-5 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 15
Briante Weber 22:00 2-5 0-0 1-2 1 5 6 2 1 2 1 0 5
TOTAL 200 26-54 13-22 13-20 10 22 32 17 19 14 19 0 78
  48.1% 59.1% 65.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 19