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(AP) - VCU coach Shaka Smart hopes protecting Treveon Graham from himself will pay off going forward as his team heads into Saturday's visit from Massachusetts in a three-way tie atop the Atlantic 10. The senior swingman and leading scorer for the No. 25 Rams has battled a high left ankle sprain since mid-January. He had only allowed himself to miss one game before aggravating it...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rested Graham looks ready for stretch run for No. 25 VCU

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) VCU coach Shaka Smart hopes protecting Treveon Graham from himself will pay off going forward. The senior swingman and leading scored for the No. 25 Rams has battled a high left ankle sprain since mid-January. He had only allowed himself to miss one game before aggravating it again early this month. That's when Smart decided the Rams (20-6, 10-3 Atlantic 10) needed...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

VCU increases win streak to eight after tough road win at Rhode Island

You don’t want to go to war with Rodney the Ram RICHMOND, Va.—  The VCU Rams had a tough road battle Tuesday night but were able to pull out a win, 65-60, over Rhode Island in Atlantic 10 conference play.  Like the Rams, Rhode Island was on a seven-game win streak before losing to VCU.  The VCU Rams are now in place to get the top spot in the A-10 as Rhode Island was undefeated...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 15 VCU challenges: Youth and expectations

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Coach Shaka Smart and his Virginia Commonwealth basketball team have become regulars in the NCAA tournament since that improbable run to the Final Four in 2011. VCU is ranked No. 15 in the preseason Top 25, the second consecutive year with the Rams in the rankings to start the season. VCU is also the runaway pick to win the Atlantic 10 Conference, meaning that...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Shaka Smart succeeds at VCU

RICHMOND, Va.–  With the VCU Rams looking for a fifth consecutive NCAA tournament bid, it’s no wonder why Ram fans love coach Shaka Smart.  Smart signed with the Rams in 2009 and has had a lot of success with the program.  Coach Shaka Smart hasn’t missed a single NCAA tournament since signing with VCU and has been the face of the VCU basketball program.  Smart can attribute...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Rams attend US Navy Seals training

RICHMOND, Va.– VCU coach Shaka Smart put his team through a series of training sessions with the U.S. Navy Seals this week.  This is Smart’s fourth straight year sending his team through seals training and it looks to have proven positive for the Ram’s Havoc defense thus far.  VCU, number one in the nation in steals last season, focuses on pressuring opposing offenses with...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: players with potential for the 2015 NBA Draft

The Rams haven’t always been a team known for breeding NBA players. Just because they haven’t always been, doesn’t mean they can’t be now though. With recent news on Troy Daniel’s success with the Rockets, he may just be paving the way for VCU players. Three Rams will be seniors this season and two of them stick out as the best contenders for the 2015 NBA Draft. Treveon...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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