Most notable early-season games in the college basketball season

Most notable early-season games in the college basketball season.
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Texas gives Smart one-year contract extension, pay raise

Shaka Smart has been the head coach of the Texas Longhorns basketball team for one season, but that’s plenty of time for the school to like what they see. Smart has received a one year contract extension that includes a pay bump. The entire deal will keep him in Austin until after the 2022-2023 season has concluded. Smart’s base salary for the upcoming season will be about...
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August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Longhorns hoops coach Smart gets raise, contract extension

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas is giving men's basketball coach Shaka Smart a contract extension and pay raise.Smart's first team finished 23-10 and the Longhorns lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season. The school considered that good enough to give him an extra year on his original contract with an additional $100,000 per season.With the changes, Smart will earn...
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August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas basketball coach Smart gets raise, contract extension

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas is giving men's basketball coach Shaka Smart a contract extension and pay raise. Smart's first team finished 23-10 and the Longhorns lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season. The school considered that good enough to give him an extra year on his original contract with an additional $100,000 per season. With the changes, Smart will earn...
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August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Basketball Coach Shaka Smart Reveals the One Person Who Had the Biggest Impact On His Coaching Style

University of Texas head coach Shaka Smart's "havoc" style of basketball in characterized by an up-tempo offense and extensive use of the full-court press. It's an aggressive brand of play, one that Smart has used with great success over his career. RELATED: 6-foot-3 Texas Guard Can Touch The Top of The Backboard At the recent Nike KD9 launch event in Austin, Texas, Smart...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Texas Head Coach Shaka Smart Had Burnt Orange Birthday Cake

Texas may have been shocked by a buzzer-beater against Northern Iowa in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament last month, but the Longhorns have a lot to be proud of.  Friday night, after the dust from the college basketball season had finally settled, head coach Shaka Smart was able to celebrate his birthday with friends. And with school pride in mind, his birthday cake was...
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April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Lewis leads tourney-tested VCU past Oregon State, 75-67

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) JeQuan Lewis had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as 10th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth won its first NCAA Tournament game since 2013 with a 75-67 first-round victory over No. 7 seed Oregon State on Friday. The tournament appearance is the sixth straight for VCU (25-10), and the experience showed as the Rams led by eight points at halftime and held...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Four athletic freaks of the Big Dance

By Michael J. Calabrese March Madness is filled with dynamic playmakers, unstoppable sharp shooters and freak athletes. These are the guys jumping out of the gym to swat shots, throw down alley-oops, or blaze across the court for a fastbreak dunk after swiping a steal. This year’s field even features a couple of players who are being scouted by both the NBA and the NFL. We...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

VCU seeking another shot at A10 Tournament championship

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) When VCU boarded a bus bound for New York on Wednesday many of the Rams felt like they were going to their home away from home. In each of their first three seasons in the Atlantic 10, the Rams (22-9) have advanced to the championship game of the conference tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They won their first championship last season, winning...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

VCU takes over 1st place in the A-10; beats Davidson 70-60

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Mo Alie-Cox scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Virginia Commonwealth cruised to a 70-60 win over Davidson on Senior Night and took over sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference when Saint Joseph's was knocked off by St. Bonaventure Wednesday night. VCU and Saint Joseph's entered play tied for first with two games remaining. The...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Road To Selection Sunday: VCU Makes a Run

The NCAA tournament is right around the corner! Before the big dance gets underway, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most memorable moments by spotlighting 20 different upsets in the 20 days leading up to selection Sunday. Upsets are one of the many things that make the NCAA tournament one of the greatest sporting events in the world. This will be happy for some and...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart Says Mack Brown Sent Him An “OU Still Sucks” Text This Morning

Texas pulled out a huge 76-63 win over its arch-rival Oklahoma today. The victory pushed the Longhorns to 19-10 on the season and strengthened the team’s case for a high seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament.  Legendary former Texas football coach Mack Brown may be an analyst for ESPN nowadays, but it appears he hasn’t fully removed himself from the Red River Rivalry. After...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Disliked and discredited by coaches and fans, Scott Drew keeps winning at Baylor

Minutes before Texas went down by 18 points at halftime, at home, to Baylor, Texas blog Burnt Orange Nation tweeted this: I hope Shaka Smart can Shaka Smart and Scott Drew can Scott Drew so Texas gets back in this contest. — Burnt Orange Nation (@BON_SBNation) February 20, 2016 It’s true that if anyone can coach their team from 18 points down, it’s Texas coach Shaka Smart...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Most likely NCAA Tournament Cinderellas

Lower-seeded teams most likely to win multiple games in the NCAA Tournament.
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

JeQuan Lewis' growth at PG a key to VCU's winning streak

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) JeQuan Lewis is one of those players that has to be told to shoot the basketball. A pass-first point guard, Lewis was caught up in being a distributor more than a contributor for VCU. But once he understood he could be both at VCU, he has become more productive and the Rams are now riding a 12-game winning streak. First-year coach Will Wade could hardly be...
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February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

The Big 12's Final Four problem

Through the halfway point of the college basketball season, no conference in the country has looked stronger than the Big 12. The Big 12 has the No. 1 team in the country (Oklahoma), a former No. 1 still in the Top 10 (Kansas) and three more teams in the Top 15. In most of the bracket projections floating around the internet, all five of those teams are in line for Top 4 seeds. There...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Broken finger likely to sideline VCU's Burgess 'a few weeks'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) VCU starting guard Jordan Burgess will likely miss ''a few weeks'' after breaking a finger on his non-shooting hand. Rams coach Will Wade says he's not certain how much time the do-everything Burgess will miss, but added, ''I don't anticipate anything where he'll be back quickly.'' Burgess broke the finger late in the Rams' victory at Saint Joseph's on Tuesday...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

SLU drops a strange game to VCU 72-56

ST. LOUIS -- Mo Alie-Cox had 16 points, Melvin Johnson had 12 of his 15 in the second half on Sunday and VCU pulled away from Saint Louis 72-56 after a strange first half.VCU scored the first 13 points of the game, Saint Louis didn't make its first field goal until the 6:31 mark and finished the half 2 for 13. Yet the Billikens trailed only 29-25 because they made 20 of 23 free throws...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

VCU beats George Mason 71-47 in Atlantic 10 opener

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Melvin Johnson scored 22 points and VCU rolled to a 71-47 victory over George Mason in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both schools on Saturday night. Johnson had four 3-pointers with three steals. Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed added 16 points and Korey Billbury chipped in 10 for VCU (9-5, 1-0), which has won five-straight games. Mo Alie-Cox had four steals and...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas center Cameron Ridley suffers fractured foot, out indefinitely

Senior center Cameron Ridley of the Texas Longhorns suffered a fractured left foot over the weekend and is out indefinitely, the school announced on Monday per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. The 22-year-old Ridley is said to have sustained the injury in practice on Sunday and is now set to undergo surgery on Tuesday. Ridley had been playing the best basketball of his career for the...
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December 28, 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...
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December 27, 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

WATCH: Texas beats North Carolina at the buzzer

The University of Texas needed some good news at the end of a stressful and difficult week for its football program. The men’s basketball team came through on Saturday, knocking off No. 3 North Carolina 84-82 to provide a substantial boost to Shaka Smart’s first season in Austin. Texas made its last two field goals in the 35 seconds of regulation. Both baskets were the result...
Via The Comeback
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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