Boxscore
VCU 73, Alabama 54
Saturday, December 15, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Stuart C. Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia
Officials - Dennis Allocco, Tony Crisp, Bill McCarthy
Attendance - 7693

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Alabama 18 36 54
VCU 33 40 73

Recap

Virginia Commonwealth 73, Alabama 54: Troy Daniels hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points as the host Rams beat the Crimson Tide for the first time.

Treveon Graham had 14 points and Melvin Johnson added 12 off the bench for the Rams (7-3), who have won four straight. VCU hit nine 3-pointers.

Devonta Pollard had 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench to lead the Crimson Tide (6-3).

VCU jumped to an 11-2 lead as Alabama missed its first eight shots and had nine turnovers in the first 10 minutes of the game. Johnson and Daniels hit 3-pointers during a 12-0 run that pushed the lead to 26-7 with five minutes left in the first half.

The pair hit back-to-back 3-pointers to extend the Rams' lead to 60-35 with 10:51 left. A short time later, Pollard scored six points during a 15-5 Alabama run that got the Crimson Tide within 16.

GAME NOTEBOOK: VCU is 6-2 when hosting BCS-affiliated teams since opening the Siegel Center in 1999. ... Rams coach Shaka Smart has a win against each BCS conference in his four years at VCU. ... The Rams scored 19 points off 16 Alabama turnovers.

Alabama Crimson Tide

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Levi Randolph 33:00 3-6 1-2 3-3 0 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 10
Rodney Cooper 22:00 3-7 0-1 3-4 2 3 5 0 1 1 4 0 9
Trevor Releford 29:00 3-9 0-1 3-5 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 9
Moussa Gueye 13:00 0-1 0-0 2-3 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 2
Trevor Lacey 31:00 2-6 2-4 2-2 0 3 3 2 3 1 3 0 8
Devonta Pollard 30:00 5-7 0-0 3-4 3 5 8 1 4 0 2 0 13
Nick Jacobs 11:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Retin Obasohan 20:00 0-2 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 1 4 2 3 1 1
Dakota Slaughter 11:00 0-2 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 16-41 3-11 19-25 6 15 21 8 22 7 16 1 54
  39.0% 27.3% 76.0% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 16

VCU Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Troy Daniels 25:00 6-13 4-11 0-1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 16
Juvonte Reddic 15:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 1 4
Rob Brandenberg 28:00 3-8 2-4 2-3 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 10
Briante Weber 20:00 1-4 0-1 2-2 2 2 4 4 3 2 2 1 4
Treveon Graham 27:00 4-8 0-2 6-6 4 2 6 1 3 1 2 0 14
D.J. Haley 16:00 2-2 0-0 2-4 1 5 6 0 4 1 1 2 6
Jarred Guest 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 2
Darius Theus 27:00 1-3 0-2 1-2 1 2 3 2 1 3 3 0 3
Teddy Okereafor 13:00 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 2
Melvin Johnson 16:00 4-5 3-4 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 12
David Hinton 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Justin Tuoyo 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-51 9-25 16-22 9 20 29 16 20 11 11 5 73
  47.1% 36.0% 72.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11