Scores

Final

FGCU 57

(0-1, 0-1 away)

VCU 80

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:30 PM ET, November 9, 2012

Stuart Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia

1 2 T
FGCU 20 3757
VCU 46 3480

Top Performers

Florida Gulf Coast: B. Thompson 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

Virginia Commonwealth: B. Weber 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 10 Stl

VCU 80, Florida Gulf Coast 57

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Commonwealth used a huge rebounding advantage to take a 26-point halftime lead, then coasted to an 80-57 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

The Rams had a 42-26 rebounding edge. Their 21 offensive boards were five shy of Florida Gulf Coast's total rebounds.

Eight VCU players scored in the first half for a 46-20 lead. Juvonte Reddic just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Guard Briante Weber recorded one with 10 steals and 13 points. Guard Rob Brandenburg was also in double figures with 11 points.

For the Eagles, guards Bernard Thompson (a game-high 21 points) and Sherwood Brown (16) combined to score 37 of Florida Gulf Coast's 57 points. The Eagles, a good 3-point shooting team, went 0 for 7 from the arc in the first half with 16 turnovers. They finished 4 of 13.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FGCU
VCU
Points 57 80
FG Made-Attempted 20-44 (.455) 32-73 (.438)
3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 8-30 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 8-14 (.571)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 31

2012-13 Season

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