>> Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament - Virginia Commonwealth Defeats Richmond 71-53 - Recap
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Virginia Commonwealth earned a 71-53 victory over Richmond on Friday, getting 18 points from Briante Weber at Barclays Center.
Virginia Commonwealth won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8.5-point spread as favorites.
Treveon Graham had 14 points for Virginia Commonwealth and Melvin Johnson chipped in with 13 points. JeQuan Lewis had 4 assists for them, while Mo Alie-Cox was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Richmond got an 18-point performance from ShawnDre' Jones, who was supported by 16 points from Terry Allen. Kendall Anthony had 2 assists in a losing cause for Richmond, while Alonzo Nelson-Ododa grabbed 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Virginia Commonwealth were victorious, as the score was 38-22 at the break.
Virginia Commonwealth won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 50-28.