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Brandenburg left VCU past E. Kentucky, 71-68 in OT

Rob Brandenburg hit an early 3-pointer and Melvin Johnson had a critical free throw with 14.2 seconds to go, and Virginia Commonwealth held off Eastern Kentucky 71-68 on Thursday night. Treveon Graham led the Rams (7-2) with 15 points, freshman JeQuan Lewis had 13 and Johnson and Brandenburg scored 12 each as VCU battled back after falling behind for much of the second half. Corey...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Reddic leads VCU past rival ODU, 69-48

Juvonte Reddic scored eight of his 24 points during a 17-2 second-half run and VCU beat longtime rival Old Dominion for the fourth consecutive time, 69-48, on Sunday. Reddic made 12 of 16 shots, and added 12 rebounds, four blocks for the Rams (8-2), who trailed 41-40 before JeQuan Lewis' basket in the lane sparked the go-ahead burst with just over 12 minutes remaining. Aaron Bacote...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: UNI shuts down Havoc, should VCU be worried?

UNI shuts down Havoc and has fans asking, “Should VCU be worried?” The Rams had a tough loss on the road against Northern Iowa on Saturday. The Panthers knew who they needed to shut down, and they did just that. Senior Juvonte Reddic was held to a 5 point game as UNI kept their focus on keeping him from running the court. In addition, Senior Rob Brandenberg could only manage...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Graham leads VCU past Wofford, 72-57

Treveon Graham scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half and VCU used a 14-5 second-half run to overcome a lackluster performance in a 72-57 victory against Wofford on Tuesday night. JeQuan Lewis added 16 points for the Rams (9-3), who had seen their lead cut to 40-35 early in the second half before the burst, which took more than five minutes in a game that was sloppy both ways...
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December 17, 2013  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Melvin Johnson leads Rams To Victory over Virginia Tech in Governors Holiday Hoops Classic

Send to KindleOn Saturday night, the VCU Rams imposed HAVOC upon the Virginia Tech Hokies. VCU controlled the tempo of the game and the Hokies could not keep up with the intensity and fast pace as VCU was able to generate 42 points off of Hokie turnovers. After the game, Kate Lee had a chance to talk with VCU guard, Melvin Johnson. The sophomore contributed a career high 27 points...
Via College Chalktalk
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn

  Image: David Jones  Next up for the Eagles are the Rams of VCU (10-3) of the Atlantic 10 Conference. These two squads will meet for the time as part of a triple-header at the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival. BC enters the contest with a 4-8 record which doesn’t appear to put them in the (NCAA) tournament race, but who knows. BC has dropped four out of their last five, with...
Via Beantown Banter
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Graham's 20 lead VCU past Stony Brook, 81-63

Treveon Graham's first two field goals of the night sparked a 17-0 run to start the second half and Virginia Commonwealth beat Stony Brook 81-63 on Friday night in its final game before beginning Atlantic 10 play. Graham led the Rams (12-3) with 20 points and four other Rams scored in double figures as they broke open a back-and-forth game with the big burst to start the second...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Briante Weber defines HAVOC and steals his way to success

Briante Weber defines HAVOC and steals his way to success with VCU. Junior, #2, Briante Weber has shown relentless energy on the court all three years he has played for the Rams. His playing time and statistics across the board have consistently risen every season. He has grown to be a loud, enthusiastic leader for the Rams. Most importantly, he defines the style of play Coach Shaka...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

7 Atlantic 10 names-to-know

Send to KindleChaz Williams, Briante Weber, Dwyane Evans, Tyreek Duren and Cedrick Lindsay. All names Atlantic 10 fans know. However, it takes a complete team to cut down in the nets in Brooklyn and often times, the other guys are the difference in tight games. Below, we hope to introduce A10 hoop heads to some players they may have heard of, but don’t truly know on a first name...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU rallies to beat Duquesne 80-65

Briante Weber and Melvin Johnson each scored 12 points, all but five coming in the second half, as Virginia Commonwealth rallied to beat Duquesne 80-65 on Saturday. Rob Brandenberg scored 11, and Treveon Graham had 10 for VCU (14-4, 2-1 Atlantic 10). Juvonte Reddic scored nine and grabbed 10 rebounds. The lead changed hands seven times until L.G. Gill hit a 3-pointer to give Duquesne...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU breaks away early for 80-66 win over Dayton

Briante Weber and Juvonte Reddic scored 18 apiece as Virginia Commonwealth broke away early for an 80-66 win Wednesday night. Treveon Graham added 14 points for the Rams (15-4, 3-1 Atlantic 10). Reddic grabbed seven rebounds, Weber had five assists and VCU had 19 assists compared to only seven turnovers. Tied at 16, VCU went on a 16-4 run and led 36-27 at the break. Graham and...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Graham leads VCU past La Salle 97-89 in 2OT

Treveon Graham had 34 points and 12 rebounds and Juvonte Reddic added 25 and 15 to lead Virginia Commonwealth past La Salle 97-89 in double overtime on Saturday. With 2:40 to go in the second overtime, Rob Brandenburg made a 3-pointer that gave VCU the lead for good at 85-82. The Rams forced a 10-second backcourt violation and ran the shot clock down before Brandenburg made another...
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January 25, 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's Briante Weber leading nation in steals

VCU guard Briante Weber is a thief with a smile on his face. The junior with the white headband, quick hands and the big grin reflecting the enjoyment he gets from playing leads the nation in steals. He is averaging 3.8 a game and is on pace to break the Rams' career steals record. He needs three steals to set the record Saturday when VCU hosts city and Atlantic 10 Conference rival...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 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

VCU Basketball: Juvonte Reddic with a 3-game double-double streak

Taking a break from all the Super Bowl Sunday talk, Juvonte Reddic deserves a shout out as he sits on a 3-game double-double streak. Senior, #15, Juvonte Reddic has been a source of stability during his reign under Coach Shaka Smart. He uses his body and ability to shoot with both hands around the basket to his advantage as he runs the post. Senior, Juvonte Reddic celebrates the...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Reddic leads VCU past Rhode Island, 68-52

Juvonte Reddic is playing his best basketball as Virginia Commonwealth heads into the most difficult part of its schedule. Reddic, who has been prone to getting down on himself when things don't go well, had 14 points and 11 rebounds Thursday night and VCU overcame a lackluster effort and won its 17th consecutive home game, defeating Rhode Island 68-52. It was Reddic's fourth consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: The call that ruined it all

VCU is still mourning the call that ruined it all in Saturday’s game against Saint Joseph’s. No one wants to be “that fan” and blame a lost game on one single call. But VCU fans can’t help putting some blame on a bad call in the final minute of the game. Treveon Graham has been a relentless comeback star this season. Graham hit an amazing 3-point shot to win against UVA...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Graham's 25 pushes VCU past GW, 92-75

Treveon Graham scored 25 points and Melvin Johnson had 21 Wednesday night as Virginia Commonwealth beat George Washington 92-75, the Rams' 18th consecutive victory at home. Johnson, who was 5-for-8 from 3-point territory, had 15 in the first half for the Rams (20-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10) as they avenged a 10-point loss on the Colonials' home court a month ago. Isaiah Armwood and Maurice...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU-Saint Louis Preview

The size and strength of Saint Louis guard Jordair Jett has an opposing coach believing he has a future in the NFL, but it was Jett's shot-making ability that kept the Billikens' winning streak alive. Saint Louis may need another impressive effort from the senior Saturday when it takes on Virginia Commonwealth for the first time since last season's Atlantic 10 title game. The 12th...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU rally falls short in 64-62 loss to Saint Louis

Coming close was no consolation for VCU. Now, the Rams are really playing catch-up in the Atlantic 10. Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 12 Saint Louis broke a late tie with seven straight points, winning 64-62 for its 17th straight victory on Saturday. ''Obviously, they're in the driver's seat,'' VCU coach Shaka Smart said. ''We've just got to focus on our next...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Sloppy shooting may be VCU’s downfall

After watching VCU lose to SLU, fans may be starting to worry that sloppy shooting may be VCU’s downfall. The Rams have been shooting more inconsistent than they have in many seasons. One game they’re shooting precise and on-point and the next it almost looks like a different team. Of course this has a lot to do with opponents defensive games. With that aside, it’s still hard...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU runs away from Fordham 85-66 behind Reddic

Juvonte Reddic scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Virginia Commonwealth University pulled away in the second half to defeat Fordham 85-66. VCU (21-7, 9-4 Atlantic 10) led 34-32 at halftime but broke the game open with an early 19-3 run. Rob Brandenberg played a big role in that. He scored 16 points, hitting all four of his 3-pointers, all in the second half. Melvin Johnson...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Saint Louis handed second 2nd straight loss

RICHMOND, Va. -- Treveon Graham had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Virginia Commonwealth added a quality win to its NCAA tournament resume by beating No. 10 Saint Louis 67-56 on Saturday night. Briante Weber added 13 points and four steals for the Rams (22-7, 10-4 Atlantic 10), who handed Saint Louis its second consecutive defeat following a school-record, 19-game winning streak...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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