RICHMOND, Va. -- Doug Brooks scored 14 points and fueled a 13-6 run to end the first half, leading VCU to an 81-64 victory against Massachusetts on Saturday.
Brooks scored his first 10 points during the half-ended burst, which gave the Rams (13-3, 3-0 Atlantic 10) a 33-29 lead. Justin Tillman added 12 points and 10 rebounds and JeQuan Lewis scored all 17 of his points in the second half for VCU, which won its seventh in a row.
Rashaan Holloway scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds -- both career highs -- despite being saddled with foul trouble for the Minutemen (10-7, 0-3). C.J. Anderson added 12 points, but starters Donte Clark, Luwane Pipkins and DeJon Jarreau were a combined 3 for 22 from the field as the Minutemen shot 39.6 percent (21-53).
Holloway, who had his first-career double-double in Wednesday's loss to George Mason, scored the first eight points for UMass in the second half, pulling them within 38-37, but five Rams scored in a 12-2 run to make it 50-39.
Vanderbilt's offense strategically tosses the ball around giving guard Riley LaChance the open hole to hit a solid 3-point shot, increasing their early lead.
Wildcats' Josh Hart fearlessly charges the lane in transition, grabs the touch pass from Mikal Bridges and banks in the layup all while picking up a foul from Providence.
Matt Farrell shows off the sweet passing skills going behind-the-back for the assist to V.J. Beachem who leaves the rim shaking from a thunderous hammer dunk.