JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Troy Daniels scored 33 points, including a school-record 11 3-pointers in 20 attempts, and grabbed 10 rebounds as Virginia Commonwealth routed East Tennessee State 109-58 Wednesday night in a nonconference matchup.
Daniels' 33 points was a career-high, and his 11 shots made from long range set an Atlantic 10 Conference record.Treveon Graham finished with a double-double for VCU (11-3) with 19 points and 10 rebounds.Daniels and Graham started the game with consecutive 3-pointers and combined to score the first 13 points for the Rams, who led 51-31 at halftime.ETSU (2-11) shot just 28.6 percent (8 for 28) in the second half.VCU shot 61.3 percent (19 for 31) in the period and led by as many as 54 points.The Rams outscored the Buccaneers 36-12 in the paint, while dominating 21-4 on second-chance points.Lester Wilson led the Buccaneers with 14 points and seven rebounds.
VCU's Troy Daniels set a school record with 11 made 3s in the Rams' blow-out win Wednesday. He broke his own record of nine, set on Saturday in VCU's previous game. Daniels took 20 shots, all 3-point attempts, in just 24 minutes of playing time. No player in the last 15 seasons had taken that many 3s in that little of playing time, and the 11 makes are the most by any player this season.
VCU Senior Troy Daniels set an Atlantic-10 record with 11 made 3-pointers against East Tennessee State Wednesday night, breaking his own school record that he set last week against Fairleigh Dickinson (9).
The 11 trifectas are the most for any D-I player since North Florida's Parker Smith made 11 on Feb. 20, 2012.
Daniels is now 20-36 from long range in the last two games.