Santos-Silva leads VCU over Coll. Of Charleston 76-71

NCAA Men's Basketball

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)Marcus Santos-Silva had 17 points and 11 rebounds as VCU edged past College of Charleston 76-71 on Wednesday night.

De’Riante Jenkins and Marcus Evans added 16 points each and Mike’L Simms had three blocks for VCU (9-2).

After falling behind 46-38 at the half, VCU outscored Charleston 38-25 in the second half to earn the 5-point victory. The Cougars’ 46 points in the first half marked a season high for the team.

Grant Riller had 26 points for the Cougars (5-6). Brevin Galloway added 15 points. Zep Jasper had 10 points.

VCU faces Wichita State on the road on Saturday. Charleston matches up against South Carolina State at home on Saturday.

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