VCU reserve guard Doug Brooks keeps Rams loose with antics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) JeQuan Lewis listens to VCU teammate Doug Brooks trying to sound serious and can't help but laugh. Seated right beside Lewis during a postgame news conference, Brooks donned a huge white hat partially covering his long, thick dreadlocks. He said this is ''my Russian hat I got in Spain.'' It is the kind of thing the Rams have come to expect from their happy-go...
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January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Brooks fuels VCU rally as Rams roll UMass, 81-64

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Doug Brooks scored 14 points and fueled a 13-6 run to end the first half, leading VCU to an 81-64 victory against Massachusetts on Saturday. Brooks scored his first 10 points during the half-ended burst, which gave the Rams (13-3, 3-0 Atlantic 10) a 33-29 lead. Justin Tillman added 12 points and 10 rebounds and JeQuan Lewis scored all 17 of his points in the...
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January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Brooks scores 16, sparks 17-2 run, VCU tops La Monroe 78-65

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Doug Brooks made 5 of 6 3-pointers and ignited a game-winning 17-2 run midway through the second half and Virginia Commonwealth rallied to defeat Louisiana Monroe 78-65 on Thursday night. With VCU down 46-42 with 13:12 to play, Brooks hit a 3 and grabbed an offensive rebound and fed Moe Allie-Cox for a layup to put the Rams ahead. Brooks hit another trey, Cox...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooks, Alie-Cox pace VCU in rout of Duquesne, 93-71

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Doug Brooks and Mo Alie-Cox scored 16 points each to lead five VCU players in double figures and the Rams used a 24-11 burst early in the second half to cruise to their ninth consecutive victory, 93-71 over Duquesne. Justin Tillman added 15 points, Melvin Johnson 13 and JeQuan Lewis 11 for the Rams (14-5, 6-0 Atlantic 10), who are off to their second consecutive...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

How will D’Angelo Russell’s Play Translate to the NBA

D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes eludes Doug Brooks #5 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in overtime. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images). The Los Angeles Lakers have received praise from many for selecting Ohio State guard, D’Angelo Russell with the number 2 overall pick in the draft. Clearly Russel’s possess upside, and he may end up becoming the best player...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Importance of Guard Play in Big Time Games During March Madness

D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes eludes Doug Brooks #5 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in overtime. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images). When the NCAA tournament begins, each team starts with a clean slate. Everyone is looked at as 0-0 and this leaves the door open for teams to get hot at the right time and make a run no one expects. The hottest team wins and...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Rams bounce back after three recent A-10 conference losses

RICHMOND, Va.—  After losing senior guard Briante Weber for the rest of the season and senior forward Treveon Graham for three games straight, the VCU Rams struggled to wreak havoc in the A-10.  After losing to Richmond at home, VCU suffered two heart breaking losses. First a last second layup cost the Rams a trip to overtime at St. Bonaventure and the next game the VCU Rams...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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