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Terry Larrier decides to transfer from VCU

It’s been a rough last couple of months for VCU. The Rams program lost Briante Weber for the season in late January due to a torn ACL, failed to defeat Ohio State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament and lost their program changer in Shaka Smart to Texas. The trend of bad news continued on Wednesday with Terry Larrier announcing that he will be transferring from VCU. The long...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU F Mo Alie-Cox Charged With Assault and Battery

Virginia Commonwealth rising junior forward Mo Alie-Cox has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, according to Richmond’s WTVR. A woman is claiming that during an incident in a local restaurant and nightspot, Alie-Cox was one member of a group with whom the complainant got into a physical altercation. Upon making a remark about former head coach Shaka Smart, who recently...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU F Mo Alie-Cox arrested for simple assault

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) VCU forward Mo Alie-Cox is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after a woman claimed he punched her in the face in a nightclub. According to the arrest warrant, the incident took place April 3, about two hours after Rams coach Shaka Smart told his team his was leaving to take the same job at Texas. In her handwritten complaint, Morgan Ashley Kaye says she became...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU's Alie-Cox arrested on assault charge, accused of hitting woman

  VCU forward Mo Alie-Cox is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after a woman claimed he punched her in the face in a nightclub. According to the arrest warrant, the incident took place April 3, about two hours after Rams coach Shaka Smart told his team his was leaving to take the same job at Texas. Court records show the complaint was filed April 22, and Alie-Cox was served with...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart to get nearly $22M as Longhorns' new coach

  University of Texas System regents are set to approve new basketball coach Shaka Smart's nearly $22 million contract, with most of that money guaranteed. The regents meet Wednesday and Thursday in Austin and released some of the financial details used to lure Smart away from Virginia Commonwealth last month. Smart is set to get a 7-year contract, with six years of guaranteed salary...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Regents Approve Shaka Smart’s $22 Million Deal

University of Texas regents will approve a $22 million deal for new men’s head basketball coach Shaka Smart. Most of the money will also be guaranteed. ESPN reported the story. Smart agreed to be the Longhorns’ head coach back in April after longtime coach Rick Barnes was let go after 17 years in Austin and seven consecutive seasons of early exits from the NCAA tournament or no trip...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Lands JUCO Big Man Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed

Virginia Commonwealth added to next season’s recruiting class in a big way, and quite literally. Junior college big man Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed, a former Houston commit, has committed to join new Rams coach Will Wade in Richmond next year. Previously, the 6’9″, 270 pound Egyptian was deemed ineligible by the NCAA after having played extra years at a Texas high school despite having already...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former VCU Commit Tevin Mack Headed to Texas

Four-star recruit Tevin Mack, formerly committed to Virginia Commonwealth, will head west and join Shaka Smart at Texas. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported Mack’s decision. Tevin Mack informed Scout that he has committed to Texas. Mack is ranked No. 65 overall in Scout's 2015 top 100. Story coming. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 19, 2015 A 6’7″, 200 pound forward out of Dreher...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Alie-Cox Appears in Court, Trial Date Set

Virginia Commonwealth forward Mo Alie-Cox appeared in court and had his trial date set for June 15. Dean Hoffmeyer of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported the development. Alie-Cox has been charged with misdemeanor assault, stemming from an incident back in April. A woman alleges that the 6-foot-6, 250 pound forward punched her in the face during an altercation at a club in Richmond...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Alie-Cox Has Assault Charge Dismissed

Virginia Commonwealth forward Mo Alie-Cox can look forward to a brighter future. Per a report by Brandon Shulleeta of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, prosecutors will dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge against Alie-Cox following an altercation at a Richmond nightclub. Earlier this month, it was alleged that Alie-Cox had punched a woman in the face after she had gotten into it with...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Longhorns coach Shaka Smart named honorary Texan

On April 3, 2015, it was announced that Shaka Smart would be named as the University of Texas Longhorns’ new men’s basketball coach. And less than two months later, first-term governor and Texas Alumni Greg Abbott made Smart an honorary Texan. While some might question whether the State of Texas is acting prematurely in extending what prideful Texans consider a distinguishable honor...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Graham and Weber go undrafted

For VCU basketball fans, June 25 was a day full of hope that inevitably lead to despair, as two former Rams failed to have their names called in the NBA draft. Treveon Graham and Briante Weber lead the Rams for the past three seasons, as the duo unparalleled to any other duo in VCU basketball history, had their eyes set on being drafted in one of the two rounds of the NBA Draft....
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Siegel will remain ruckus

In the past, once you walked into the Stuart Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University and the game is underway, the intensity and roars from the crowd are propelled throughout the arena. But what drives the consecutive sellouts and ecstatic atmosphere that keeps fans coming back to see the Rams? Siegel Center In the game of basketball, it doesn’t take much to get the crowd...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video tour of VCU’s new $25 million practice facility

Colleges across the nation are having a tough time receiving donations to improve campus life. They need money to upgrade classrooms, create bigger parking structures, or just make the overall environment better for students. On the other hand, there are schools like Virginia Commonwealth University that are building a multi-million dollar practice facility for the men’s basketball...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Seven months after injury, Briante Weber NBA-bound

Seven months after suffering a serious knee injury, former Virginia Commonwealth Rams guard Briante Weber is headed to the NBA. On his personal Twitter page, Weber announced that he had signed a professional contract with the Miami Heat and that he was, to paraphrase former Heat star LeBron James, “taking his talents to South Beach.” Always wanted to say this " Im taking my talents...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

China ready for Smart's historic Texas debut ... are the Longhorns?

Shaka Smart brings his version of "havoc" to China in his coaching debut with Texas against Washington in the first regular-season college basketball game played in that country.They will meet Saturday in Shanghai -- Friday night back in the United States -- more than 7,000 miles from Smart's new basketball home after leaving VCU."It's as if there are eight guys on the floor sometimes...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Struggling Wisconsin Badgers lose in 2K Classic

The Wisconsin Badgers fell to 2-2 on Friday with a 71-61 loss to the Georgetown Hoyas in the first round of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden. The Badgers never led at any point of the preseason tournament game, and were forced to play from behind after scoring just 0.71 points per possession in the first half. To put that into perspective, Bo Ryan’s Final Four team from a...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers rally past VCU, 74-73

NEW YORK -- Bronson Koenig scored 22 points and hit the go-ahead layup with six seconds remaining and Wisconsin held off VCU for a 74-73 victory Sunday in the consolation game of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden.After going 2-for-11 in Wisconsin's 10-point loss to Georgetown, Koenig shot 9-of-14 coming within one of his career high.His biggest shot came on the final possession...
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November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Shaka Smart, Texas react to Michigan loss

Shaka Smart, Javan Felix and Isaiah Taylor were on the podium after their 78-72 loss to Michigan on Friday night at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Watch the Texas coach discuss the UT full court press, Michigan’s three-point offense and much more in the embedded media player above. The post Video: Shaka Smart, Texas react to Michigan loss appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU beats Middle Tennessee 62-56

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Melvin Johnson scored 19 points with four rebounds and five assists as VCU held on to beat Middle Tennessee 62-56 on Wednesday night. Johnson finished with 6-of-18 shooting from the field including four 3-pointers for the Rams (5-2). JeQuan Lewis had 14 points and Korey Billbury added 11 points and seven rebounds. The team averaged just 31.7 percent from...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: FSU Looks to Rebound Against Rams in Atlanta

Florida State will look to bounce back from a disheartening 78-75 overtime loss at Iowa on Wednesday as the Seminoles get set to take on Virginia Commonwealth at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Sunday. After falling to last year’s national championship participants, Duke and Wisconsin, by a combined nine points, VCU comes in as winners of three straight. The Rams are off to a 5-2 start...
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December 04, 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 the...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart off to slow start at Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Shaka Smart's first season at Texas has been anything but sharp.Excruciatingly long road trips bounced Texas around half the globe's time zones, from China to the Bahamas and back again before Thanksgiving, producing three losses in the first five games.The Longhorns (5-3) returned home to find paltry crowds coming out to see their new coach and new-look game...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2015  |  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...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU rolls past Liberty 85-57

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Melvin Johnson scored 15 points, JeQuan Lewis added 14, and VCU rolled to an 85-57 victory over Liberty on Sunday. The Rams made their first six shots, including two 3-pointers by Johnson, and used a 14-3 run to end the half, including eight straight points by Jordan Burgess, to lead by 29, 45-16, at the break. The Rams' second-half lead fluctuated between...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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