Va. Commonwealth 78, UNC Wilmington 68

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    WILMINGTON (AP) — Five Virginia Commonwealth players scored in double digits, led by Jesse Pellot-Rosa’s 18 points, as the Rams beat UNC Wilmington 78-to-68 tonight.

    Eric Maynor and B-A Walker each scored 15 points, Jamal Shuler added 13, and Will Fameni contributed ten in the balanced attack.

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    Todd Hendley led the Seahawks with 15 points. Temi Soyebo had 14 points and Dejan Grkovic added 10.

    Virginia Commonwealth led 38-to-33 at halftime and opened that lead as Shuler scored nine consecutive points midway through the second half. UNC Greensboro closed the game back to 65-61 with just over two minutes remaining, but the Rams hit eleven straight free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

    The win snapped Virginia Commonwealth’s ten-game losing streak in Wilmington.

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