Atlantic 10 Tournament: VCU Defeats UMass in Quarterfinals.

Melvin Johnson Had 19 Points vs UMass/vcuramnation.comby Anthony Rushing@AnthonySJD VCU looked every bit the defending Atlantic 10 champions tonight at Barclays Center.Melvin Johnson led the way, with 19 points, as number two seeded VCU took down UMass by a score of 85-70 in Brooklyn. The Rams took a 39-30 lead into halftime and came back out of the locker room smelling blood in...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnson's 22 points helps power VCU past Buffalo, 90-69

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Melvin Johnson knocked down 5 of 9 shots from long range and put up 22 points and VCU snapped a three-game losing streak with a 90-69 romp past Buffalo Tuesday night. The teams met for the first time since the 1994-95 season. The Rams are 5-0 against Buffalo and 14-7 all-time against teams from the Mid-American Conference. VCU (6-5) built a 40-27 advantage...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Seminoles Hold Off Rams in Atlanta, 76-71

Virginia Commonwealth guard Melvin Johnson’s career-high 36 points wasn’t enough to sink Florida State on Sunday as the Seminoles held off the Rams, 76-71 at Philips Arena. Florida State (5-2) led by as many as 14 in the first half and took a 40-29 lead into the locker room, but the Rams moved to and stayed within striking distance for the rest of the contest. The lone lead of...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Melvin Johnson Missed An Extremely Easy Dunk And It Cost VCU Dearly

No. 22 VCU lost its second-straight game today, 59-55 to Dayton. Rams guard Melvin Johnson missed a wide-open dunk late in the game, and it ended up costing his team dearly in the end. Johnson was off to the races to put VCU ahead with a little less  than four minutes to play, when this happened: Johnson’s miscue didn’t lose the game for VCU, but it certainly didn’t help...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball:  15th ranked VCU Rams survive tough battle against Toledo

RICHMOND, Va.— It was very apparent Tuesday night, Nov. 20, that the VCU Rams underestimated the skill of the Toledo Rockets.  VCU was down early in the game and would end the first half with a three point deficit.  It would not be until there was less than four minutes in the first half when the VCU Rams would start to pull away from Toledo.  The Rams would finish the game...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball:  Top 5 VCU Rams going into the 2014-15 season

RICHMOND, Va.–  The VCU Rams has been a shocker as far a pre-season standards this season.  Led by Coach Shaka Smart, VCU basketball is finally beginning to become a household name in the NCAA.  Ranked 15th on ESPNs preseason power rankings, the VCU Rams will come into this season with a lot to prove.  There should be ample opportunity for VCU to prove its worthy of a top-25...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: A Ram fan’s backup NCAA bracket

With all trust in Havoc aside, putting together a Ram fan’s backup NCAA bracket was exciting as well. March Madness, as always, has some great teams and players this year. After careful consideration, with VCU losing in the Elite Eight, it’s looking like Kansas and Michigan are two strong contenders to battle it out in the championship. VCU’s first round game against SF Austin...
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson, Weber lead VCU past Richmond, 81-70

Melvin Johnson and Briante Weber each scored 14 points to lead six players in double figures and Virginia Commonwealth beat city and Atlantic 10 Conference rival Richmond 81-70 Saturday, the Rams' 16th consecutive home victory. Weber added five steals to become the school's career leader, and Treveon Graham scored 13 points for the Rams (18-4, 6-1). They led 34-22 at halftime and...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson's 13 lead VCU past Fordham, 76-60

Melvin Johnson scored 13 points and Juvonte Reddic had 10 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday night as Virginia Commonwealth took control by halftime and beat Fordham 76-60 for its 15th consecutive home victory. JeQuan Lewis added 11 points for VCU (17-4, 5-1 Atlantic 10), which is off to its best start in five years under coach Shaka Smart and its best overall start since the 2006...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU swarms Virginia Tech 82-52

Melvin Johnson scored 16 of his career-high 27 points during a 31-0 first-half run Saturday and VCU won the featured matchup of the Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic 82-52 against Virginia Tech. Johnson, whose previous career high was 16 points, made eight 3-pointers as the Rams (10-3) won the first meeting between the programs since they were rivals in the Metro Conference in 1995...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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