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Virginia Commonwealth holds off Tulane rally 78-77

Dec 19, 2009 - 10:36 PM NEW ORLEANS(AP) -- Larry Sanders scored 16 points as Virginia Commonwealth held off Tulane 78-77 on Saturday despite losing nearly all of a 17-point second-half lead.

Kris Richard scored 10 points and Kevin Sims nine during a 30-14 run that enabled the Green Wave (3-7) to cut a 62-45 deficit to 76-75 with 1:14 left.

After Richard missed a jumper that could have given Tulane the lead, Sanders grabbed the rebound and Joey Rodriguez's layup with 14 seconds left gave the Rams (7-2) a three-point lead, 78-75.

Sims' two free throws with 5 seconds left gave Tulane its final points.

Sanders scored six points in the first 3:11 of the second half, when VCU turned a 39-32 halftime lead into a 53-38 advantage.

Aaron Holmes' 18 points led the scoring for Tulane. Richard finished with 16, and Sims had 15 points and six assists.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    VIRGINIA COMMONWEALT 39 39 78
    TULANE 32 45 77 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH - LARRY SANDERS 16, BRADFORD BURGESS 11,
    JAMIE SKEEN 10
    TULANE - AARON HOLMES 18, KRIS RICHARD 16,
    KEVIN SIMS 15

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    VCU 78, Tulane 77  2nd - 0:03Dec 19 4:01 PM
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    VCU 74, Tulane 71  2nd - 2:11Dec 19 3:53 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    VIRGINIA COMMONWEALT 39 39
    TULANE 32 32 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH - BRADFORD BURGESS 8, BRANDON ROZZELL 6,
    DARIUS THEUS 5
    TULANE - AARON HOLMES 12, KENDALL TIMMONS 8,
    KRIS RICHARD 4

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