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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...
Via isportsweb.com
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 14 VCU tops Oregon 77-63 in Legends Classic consolation game

NEW YORK — Virginia Commonwealth remembered how to play the in-your-face pressure defense that made the program an NCAA tournament staple. One night after the Rams lost their way, they rebounded with a vintage defensive effort in that familiar ''havoc'' style. Melvin Johnson scored 19 points and Treveon Graham had 13 to lead No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth past Oregon 77-63 on Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: VCU Rams BIG time struggle

Briante Weber had a big game against #23 UNI RICHMOND, Va.—  After opening the year ranked 15th in the nation, the VCU Rams has been somewhat of a disappointment for Ram fans.  The VCU Rams dropped two straight games before going on its most recent two game win streak.  With an early loss to Villanova, VCU was exposed for its inability to defend the perimeter.  The Rams have...
Via isportsweb.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: VCU Rams win seven straight games after UVA loss

The VCU Rams have been on a 7-game winning streak after losing a one-sided game to the University of Virginia Cavaliers in early December.  The Rams most recent win came at home against A-10 newcomer, the Davidson Wildcats.  The VCU Rams have definitely sharpened its offense after a string of disappointing losses to start the year. VCU opened the season 5-3 with losses to Top-10...
Via isportsweb.com
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Injured Treveon Graham spurs No. 17 VCU's rally past Rhode Island

  As far as Briante Weber was concerned, the only way Treveon Graham wasn't going to re-enter the game after twisting an ankle early in the second half was if he had to use crutches. Graham, who was forced to the bench after crashing to the floor, scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half as No. 17 Virginia Commonwealth rallied for a 65-60 victory over upset-minded Rhode Island...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU rides 10-game winning streak into matchup with Billikens

VCU proved it can win without leading scorer Treveon Graham but would rather not have to do so for a second straight contest. It's uncertain if the senior guard will be available when the visiting No. 16 Rams look for an 11th consecutive victory Friday night against rebuilding Saint Louis. Graham appeared ready for Saturday's 70-64 victory at Duquesne, but ended up sitting out a...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU rides 10-game winning streak into matchup with Billikens

VCU proved it can win without leading scorer Treveon Graham but would rather not have to do so for a second straight contest. It's uncertain if the senior guard will be available when the visiting No. 16 Rams look for an 11th consecutive victory Friday night against rebuilding Saint Louis. Graham appeared ready for Saturday's 70-64 victory at Duquesne, but ended up sitting out a...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU rides 10-game winning streak into matchup with Billikens

VCU proved it can win without leading scorer Treveon Graham but would rather not have to do so for a second straight contest. It's uncertain if the senior guard will be available when the visiting No. 16 Rams look for an 11th consecutive victory Friday night against rebuilding Saint Louis. Graham appeared ready for Saturday's 70-64 victory at Duquesne, but ended up sitting out a...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: VCU Rams climb to #14 in the nation

If you haven’t noticed lately, the VCU Rams have been slowly climbing through the top-25 rankings since they began a now 11 game win-streak.  The most recent win for the VCU Rams came at St. Louis in a tough A-10 conference battle.  The Rams were able to slip out of St. Louis with a 63-61 win over the Bilikens.  With the win, VCU moved to 6-0 in conference play and took over...
Via isportsweb.com
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU G Briante Weber suffers major knee injury in loss

By Matt Hladik No. 14 VCU was upset 64-55 by Richmond on Saturday, but the biggest loss of the day came when it was determined that senior guard Briante Weber tore his the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee during the game.  Weber was injured with less than four minutes to play against the Spiders. VCU announced the news late Saturday night. A tough blow for the 6-foot-2...
Via College Spun
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams' starting PG Weber out for year with knee injury

RICHMOND, Va. -- The No. 14 VCU basketball team lost much more than a game on Saturday. A school spokesman says Briante Weber, the team's point guard, will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee on Saturday. The injury occurred with just a few minutes left in the Rams' 64-55 loss to Richmond. Weber, one of the team's leaders, was driving...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU’s Briante Weber Is Touched By The “Headband Night” That Rams Fans Have Planned As A Tribute

One of the worst stories in college basketball this year is the knee injury to VCU senior guard Briante Weber. Weber, who was only 12 steals away from breaking the NCAA’s career record, tore his ACL and MCL in a loss to Richmond, ending his college career. To honor Weber, Rams fans have started a grassroots campaign to make tonight’s game against La Salle “headband night,...
Via College Spun
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Saint Louis looks to play spoiler against No. 25 Virginia Commonwealth

Treveon Graham normally is counted on to be his squad's go-to scorer, but his recent absence showed that his mere presence helps VCU in multiple ways on the offensive end. Saint Louis became well aware of Graham's many contributions in the first meeting. The 25th-ranked Rams look to take sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 when they host the struggling Billikens on...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Saint Louis looks to play spoiler against No. 25 Virginia Commonwealth

Treveon Graham normally is counted on to be his squad's go-to scorer, but his recent absence showed that his mere presence helps VCU in multiple ways on the offensive end. Saint Louis became well aware of Graham's many contributions in the first meeting. The 25th-ranked Rams look to take sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 when they host the struggling Billikens on...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Billikens' slide continues with 74-54 loss to VCU

RICHMOND, Va. -- Treveon Graham scored 16 points and No. 25 VCU used a 23-5 run spanning halftime to take command and beat Saint Louis 74-54 Tuesday night. Graham seemed to show no signs of the high left ankle sprain that sidelined him for two losses, and with him back on the floor, the Rams (20-6, 10-3 Atlantic 10) cranked back up their defensive pressure against the young Billikens...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Billikens' slide continues with 74-54 loss to VCU

RICHMOND, Va. -- Treveon Graham scored 16 points and No. 25 VCU used a 23-5 run spanning halftime to take command and beat Saint Louis 74-54 Tuesday night. Graham seemed to show no signs of the high left ankle sprain that sidelined him for two losses, and with him back on the floor, the Rams (20-6, 10-3 Atlantic 10) cranked back up their defensive pressure against the young Billikens...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 25 VCU tops Saint Louis with boost from Treveon Graham

  Treveon Graham doesn't need to be the focal point to have a big impact for No. 25 VCU. The senior scored 16 points and brought his savvy back to the Siegel Center on Tuesday night, playing just 22 minutes but leading the Rams to a 74-54 victory against Saint Louis that put VCU back atop the Atlantic 10 standings. ''It feels pretty good,'' Graham said of the high left ankle sprain...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
February 18, 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...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Rams survive second round scare in Brooklyn

RICHMOND, Va.—  The VCU Rams will move on to the third round of the Atlantic 10 conference tournament after winning a close second-round battle over Fordham 63-57.  Senior small forward Treveon Graham led the VCU Rams with 22 points.  Graham is still suffering from a high ankle sprain that’s been bothering him since January but managed to shoot 9-20 from the field and add...
Via isportsweb.com
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Battle for the Capital revisited in the A-10 tournament

RICHMOND, Va.—  The VCU Rams are on a run in the Atlantic 10 tournament winning two games straight with the most recent coming over cross-city rival Richmond 70-67 in a nail biter in Brooklyn.  It was the third battle for bragging rights in Virginia’s capital city and this time it was VCU who came out with a win.  After two straight losses to the Richmond Spiders, the Rams...
Via isportsweb.com
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Wins Atlantic 10 Tournament

https://vine.co/v/OVmB1DLJ1rW By Josh Adams @NCAAHoopsDigest  After playing consecutive games in a conference tournament most teams are gassed by the championship game. Not the VCU Rams who look energized in the second half and pulled away from a tough Dayton team in the 2nd half and won the Atlantic 10 Tournament 71-65. Famed for their "Havoc" defense and tough, military...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball:  Revenge in the A-10 tournament for the VCU Rams

RICHMOND, Va.—  After what looked to be a lost season for VCU, the Rams came alive in Brooklyn winning the Atlantic 10 tournament championship over Dayton 71-65.  After two straight A-10 tournament championship losses it was a time for Shaka Smart to prove that VCU is still a top basketball program in the NCAA.  It would be a tough tournament for the VCU Rams who played without...
Via isportsweb.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

MBB NCAA Tourney Preview: VCU Rams

Set-up On Thursday afternoon, the NCAA Midwest Region proceeds with the #10 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (23-10) facing off against the #7 seed Virginia Commonwealth University Rams (26-9). Despite the better record and the higher tournament seed, VCU is a 1.5 point underdog to OSU. Whatever.. The winner of this game will likely play 5th ranked, 2nd seeded Arizona in the next round....
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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