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Roanoke native Troy Daniels drills record-setting 11 3-pointers in VCU's big win

The Rams blew out East Tennessee State on Wednesday night, 109-58.

January 03, 2013|WDBJ7 Sports Staff
Virginia Commonwealth University

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A Roanoke native and college basketball player had a record-setting performance Wednesday night.

Troy Daniels nailed 11 3-pointers in Virginia Commonwealth University’s 109-58 win over East Tennessee State. The 11 3-pointers are a school record and an Atlantic 10 record. Daniels set the school record in the Rams’ last game against Farleigh Dickinson.

"I'm not surprised with (Daniels),” VCU coach Shaka Smart said after the game. “If he shoots it 20 times, then I'm not surprised he had 11. He's the best shooter I've ever coached and he's really put in a lot of extra work to get to this point."

Daniels, a William Fleming High School graduate, also added 10 rebounds for VCU (11-3). He is shooting over 50 percent from behind the 3-point line in his past seven games (41-of-80).

"It's great to get a win and that's what really matters. Maybe I'll look back one day down the road when I'm gone at these records, but right now we're focused on following the process and executing the plan that the coaches lay out for us," Daniels said. "This is all my teammates. They deserve the credit. They get me open looks and allow me to get the shots I've been able to get recently."

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Daniels and the Rams play Lehigh University at 5 p.m. Saturday. The game is being televised on NBC Sports Network. It may be a shootout. Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum is the nation’s leading scorer.

Click here to see more of Daniels' stats from Wednesday night's game.

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