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VCU Basketball: Top 2015 recruit offers thus far

Head Coach Shaka Smart and his staff have been very successful when it comes to recruiting. With the addition of David Cason to the staff, 2015 recruiting should be even better. So far, 8 of the 11 offers made for the class of 2015 are in the ESPN Top 100 recruit ranks. Coach Smart knows just the type of players he needs, and he has made some great offers thus far. Brandon Ingram...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Why Justin Tillman may fit perfectly in Reddic’s place

Seeing Juvonte Reddic graduate and move on with his basketball career is hard for fans that enjoyed watching his exciting four years at VCU. On the other hand they may also enjoy hearing why Justin Tillman may fit perfectly in Reddic’s place. Reddic was averaging at 11.8 PPG and 8.4 RPG as he ended his career as a Ram, all while shooting just over 50% in the paint. His ability...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball: Why fans are so excited for Briante Weber’s senior year

This season was all about steals for #2, and is a reason why fans are so excited for Briante Weber’s senior year. Of course it will be devastating to see the contagiously energetic defensive star enter into his final year. The excitement of what more he can/will bring next season, on the other hand, trumps any grief fans may have. Briante Weber runs the court against Illinois State...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandenberg hoping to extend last ride at VCU

It's late March, which means it's Rob Brandenberg's last ride at VCU.   "And it's not over yet," the Ohio native said in a phone interview earlier this month, "but it's been incredible, man. It's been great. I've been able to accomplish a lot individually, play on great teams, play in (four) NCAA tournaments. "I'll look back later...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did VCU Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the VCU Rams were given a 5-seed in the South-region. They are coached by Shaka Smart and hail from the Atlantic 10 conference. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Stephen F. Austin in San Diego on Friday.  Why: VCU finished with a 12-4 record in the...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU’s Melvin Johnson To Miss A-10 Title Game

Virginia Commonwealth’s 40 minutes of havoc will miss a very important cog. The Rams best outside shooter this season,  6-foot-3 sophomore Melvin Johnson, will miss Sunday’s Atlantic-10 title game against St. Joseph’s with a knee injury, Shaka Smart told CBSSports.com on Saturday night. RT @CBSSports VCU's Melvin Johnson will miss A-10 title game with knee injury, will...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU’s Melvin Johnson To Miss A-10 Title Game

Virginia Commonwealth’s 40 minutes of havoc will miss a very important cog. The Rams best outside shooter this season,  6-foot-3 sophomore Melvin Johnson, will miss Sunday’s Atlantic-10 title game against St. Joseph’s with a knee injury, Shaka Smart told CBSSports.com on Saturday night. RT @CBSSports VCU's Melvin Johnson will miss A-10 title game with knee injury, will...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Weber’s surprisingly productive scoring night propels VCU into A10 semifinals

He’s known as an elite ball-stopper. He doesn’t score much — just nine points per game — so when his athletic layups and rare 3-pointers fall through the bottom of the net, he yaps, nodding his head emphatically and clapping his deft hands forcefully. He is Briante Weber, and he poured in 18 points to lead VCU past Richmond, 71-53, in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals tonight...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Graham, Weber lead Rams past #10 St. Louis, 67-56

The Basics Score: VCU 67, #10 Saint Louis 56 Records: VCU (22-7, 10-4), Saint Louis (25-4, 12-2) Location: Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center inside the HDL, Inc. Athletic Village The Short Story: Junior Treveon Graham scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the VCU men's basketball team took down 10th-ranked St. Louis, 67-56, in front...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 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

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 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 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 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

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...
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February 06, 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

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 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 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

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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