Watkins' 22 help VCU beat Northern Illinois 90-63

Led by Jamir Watkins' 22 points, the VCU Rams defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies 90-63 on Saturday night

ByThe Associated Press
December 17, 2022, 6:37 PM

RICHMOND, Va. -- Jamir Watkins scored 22 points as VCU beat Northern Illinois 90-63 on Saturday night.

Watkins also had seven rebounds for the Rams (8-4). Jalen DeLoach added 16 points while shooting 5 of 9 from the field and 6 for 6 from the line, and also had nine rebounds. David Shriver shot 4 for 7 (3 for 4 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free throw line to finish with 14 points.

Keshawn Williams finished with 16 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Huskies (3-8). Zarigue Nutter added 11 points, eight rebounds and two steals for Northern Illinois. In addition, Darweshi Hunter had nine points.

VCU entered halftime up 49-26. Shriver paced the team in scoring in the first half with 11 points. VCU outscored Northern Illinois by four points over the final half, while Watkins led the way with a team-high 13 second-half points.

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