Monday, January 18, 2016

Virginia Union Panthers Capture Freedom Classic 70-68!

RICHMOND, Virginia --  Ray Anderson poured in 32 points and Virginia Union defeated Virginia State 70-68 at the Richmond Coliseum in the Freedom Classic on Sunday.

Virginia Union erased a three-point halftime deficit with a 9-0 run to start the second half. Anderson, the CIAA's leading scorer, scored eight of those points.

It was the first victory over Virginia State for first-year Union head coach Jay Butler.

It's the first time the Panthers have won three consecutive games this season. It's their first victory over their in-state rivals in the past five meetings.

Kevin Williams led the Trojans with 20 points. Elijah Moore added 19. It was the first CIAA loss of the season for Virginia State, who had won three straight entering Sunday.

The win evened VUU's record to 9-9 overall and 2-4 in the CIAA.  Virginia State fell to 11-4 overall and 6-1 in the CIAA.

Virginia Union will face Bowie State University at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va.



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