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“I think we defended really well in the first 15 minutes of the game, and we were better on offense in the second half, more aggressive,” Spiders coach Chris Mooney said, “but we didn’t do the two of them well enough together for a long enough period of time.”

The Spiders also struggled at the line, missing 11 of 29 free throw attempts. They were 16 of 24 in the second half.

Juvonte Reddic and JeQuan Lewis each scored 11 points and Rob Brandenberg had 10 for VCU. Reddic added 10 rebounds and four blocks.

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