Melvin Johnson had 13 points and three assists for the Rams (3-2). Korey Billbury added 12 points and eight rebounds. The team averaged just 39.3 percent shooting from the field overall but had 16 steals, forced 22 turnovers and had a 42-29 rebounding edge over the Eagles (0-4).
VCU climbed to a 28-9 lead on a Tillman dunk with 5:02 to go in the first period and the Rams led 36-20 at the break.
Jesse Reed led the Eagles with 12 points and five rebounds.