VCU rallies to beat St. John's 75-69 in Battle 4 Atlantis

Quinton Rose scored a game-high 26 points, including two free throws with 2 seconds left, Alston Jr. added 22 points and Obi Enechionyia finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Owls, who improved to 3-2 with their second straight win.

A pair of undefeated teams will go head to head at the Imperial Arena in Nassau, Bahamas as the VCU Rams and the 20th-ranked Baylor Bears try to advance to the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

VCU coach Will Wade got the response he wanted to a loss. Both Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas had double-doubles, with Swanigan scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds and Haas scoring 10 points and hauling in 10 rebounds.

After the Bears rallied to tie the game in the second half, Terry Maston scored inside to give Baylor a 51-49 lead with 8:17 remaining.

"You needed toughness to play in this type of game", Freeman said.

Lewis nailed five of 10 3-pointers for the Rams to score a game-high 21 points.

The Tribe hung around until the second half, but Duke shot 52 percent after the break and pushed its lead well into the 20s with an 18-7 run midway through the half sparked by two 3s by Jackson. VCU shot just 35 per cent after halftime.

VCU: The Rams just couldn't find someone to step up and make a big basket as the empty possessions mounted during the critical second-half stretch. "It's tough on players and coaches early in the year, because a lot of times in practice people might be good and in the games they might be great, or they might be great in practice and just average in the games".


"Our bigs were able to come up huge because we took care of the basketball", Drew said.

Each team proved victorious in their first round matchups against St. John's and VCU respectively.

Shooting over 60 percent from the field in the first 10 minutes, Baylor was unable to shake the offensive efficiency by the Spartans until the last five minutes of the half. In the first half, they were getting transition baskets and we weren't getting back. The Bears will face a stiff test against Louisville on Friday, but the Cardinals are yet to play anyone in the Top 25. Baylor is now 14-14 against ranked opponents over the past two seasons and is 2-0 against ranked teams this season after routing OR earlier this year, 66-49.

"I think you can come up with a philosophical theory if you want to, but they just had a great night".

Freeman, a 6-foot-3 junior from Charlotte, North Carolina, hit a driving shot then followed with a big 3-pointer off a crosscourt feed.

St. John's: Other than that game-opening burst, the Red Storm struggled with their shooting again. The Red Storm had lost to No. 24 Michigan State in its Atlantis opener after leading early in the second half of that one.

This story has been corrected to show the first name of Motley is Johnathan, not Jonathan.

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