VCU 88, Akron 42

Thursday, March 21, 2013 9:45 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - N/A
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Akron 25 17 42
VCU 50 38 88

Recap


Virginia Commonwealth 88, Akron 42:
Troy Daniels scored 23 points as the fifth-seeded Rams crushed the shorthanded Zips in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Juvonte Reddic contributed 21 points and Rob Brandenberg had 14 for Virginia Commonwealth (27-8), which will meet Michigan in Saturday's third round. The Rams forced 22 turnovers while committing only seven.

Akron (26-7), which suspended starting point guard Alex Abreu earlier this month, played without reserves Deji Ibitayo (back) and Pat Forsythe (illness) and got a limited contribution from senior Brian Walsh (illness). Demetrius Treadwell led the way for the 12th-seeded Zips with 15 points, but his teammates combined to shoot 9-for-34.

It took just a few minutes for the Rams to take control as they turned a 14-9 lead into a 30-13 advantage in 4:32. Daniels had five points in an 8-0 run that lasted 1:40 and made it 43-22, and Reddic beat the halftime buzzer with a hoop to establish a commanding 50-25 lead at the break.

The Rams did not let up, securing a 65-32 advantage on Brandenberg's 3-pointer with 15:50 left and leading at one point by 48 as coach Shaka Smart easily recorded his seventh win in nine career tournament games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Walsh reportedly spent the previous night in the hospital with the flu. He left the court a few minutes into the second half and did not return. Ibitayo's back became an issue at practice Wednesday. ... The margin of victory was the highest in a tournament game between the fifth seed and the 12th seed. ... Akron is 0-4 in the NCAA Tournament.

Akron Zips

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Demetrius Treadwell 34:00 6-9 0-0 3-6 1 6 7 0 1 0 3 1 15
Zeke Marshall 31:00 4-7 0-0 3-5 3 2 5 0 3 0 1 4 11
Carmelo Betancourt 30:00 0-5 0-3 3-4 0 6 6 4 2 0 5 0 3
Jake Kretzer 26:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 0 2 0 0
Chauncey Gilliam 29:00 3-9 0-4 1-1 1 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 7
Nick Harney 18:00 2-6 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 1 6
Brian Walsh 9:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Reggie McAdams 17:00 0-1 0-0 0-1 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
Pat Forsythe 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Luke Avsec 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 15-43 1-13 11-19 9 19 28 5 12 2 21 6 42
  34.9% 7.7% 57.9% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 21

VCU Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Juvonte Reddic 23:00 9-12 0-0 3-4 1 5 6 1 1 2 1 0 21
Treveon Graham 18:00 3-8 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
Darius Theus 17:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 5 2 2 0 0 4
Troy Daniels 25:00 8-13 6-11 1-2 2 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 23
Rob Brandenberg 18:00 5-9 2-3 2-2 1 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 14
Melvin Johnson 23:00 4-10 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 10
David Hinton 16:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Briante Weber 11:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 4
Jarred Guest 15:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 0 2 0 1 0 2
Justin Tuoyo 16:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 2
Teddy Okereafor 18:00 0-2 0-0 2-4 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 2
TOTAL 200 35-65 8-16 10-14 12 21 33 15 17 11 5 0 88
  53.8% 50.0% 71.4% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 5