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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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Graham's 24 lead No. 25 VCU past UMass 78-72

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Treveon Graham scored 24 points and No. 25 VCU rebounded after blowing all of a 16-point lead, beating Massachusetts 78-72 on Saturday. JeQuan Lewis added 15 and Moe Alie-Cox had 12 for the Rams (21-6, 11-3 Atlantic 10). VCU went on a 17-5 run immediately after UMass took its only lead with 12:22 remaining. The victory allowed the Rams to maintain at least a share...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass-VCU Preview

(AP) - VCU coach Shaka Smart hopes protecting Treveon Graham from himself will pay off going forward as his team heads into Saturday's visit from Massachusetts in a three-way tie atop the Atlantic 10. The senior swingman and leading scorer for the No. 25 Rams has battled a high left ankle sprain since mid-January. He had only allowed himself to miss one game before aggravating it...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rested Graham looks ready for stretch run for No. 25 VCU

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) VCU coach Shaka Smart hopes protecting Treveon Graham from himself will pay off going forward. The senior swingman and leading scored for the No. 25 Rams has battled a high left ankle sprain since mid-January. He had only allowed himself to miss one game before aggravating it again early this month. That's when Smart decided the Rams (20-6, 10-3 Atlantic 10) needed...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Scoring drought plagues Billikens in loss to VCU

This time, the VCU Rams didn't need any last-second heroics to beat the Saint Louis Billikens. This time, the Rams' pressure defense stifled SLU all night and the Billikens fell 74-54 Tuesday night in Richmond, Virginia. The loss gave SLU its third four-game losing streak in its past 14 games, while victorious VCU secured its ninth straight 20-win season. The Billikens played the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Graham's 16 lead No. 25 VCU past Saint Louis, 74-54

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Saint Louis-VCU Preview

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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

VCU proves Ram tough in 79-66 win at GW

WASHINGTON (AP) Melvin Johnson scored 17 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and No. 20 VCU snapped a two-game losing streak with a 79-66 victory at George Washington on Saturday. Doug Brooks added 14 points and Mo Alie-Cox 10 for the Rams (19-6, 9-3 Atlantic 10), who entered part of a four-way tie for first place in the conference. After laboring from long distance over its previous...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

La Salle-VCU Preview

VCU nearly overcame the absences of two of its top players last weekend, and will try to use its home-court advantage in its next game without Briante Weber and Treveon Graham. The short-handed and 20th-ranked Rams will look to protect their share of the Atlantic 10 lead versus La Salle on Wednesday night. VCU's conference title aspirations took a major hit when its point guard and...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 20 VCU adjusting without Weber and with hobbled Graham

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The VCU team that won 17 of its first 20 games and the 20th-ranked one that coach Shaka Smart is guiding into the stretch run of conference play have significant differences. Point guard and defensive whiz Briante Weber is out for the season and awaiting knee surgery. And Treveon Graham's run at the Rams' career scoring record has been upended by a high ankle...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 VCU guard Graham out against St. Bonaventure

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) VCU leading scorer Treveon Graham will not play against St. Bonaventure on Saturday because of a left ankle injury. The 18th-ranked Rams' senior guard aggravated the injury in the first half of a 72-60 win at George Mason on Wednesday. He is averaging 16.2 points. Graham is listed day to day. He traveled with the team and was wearing a protective boot on his left...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

VCU-St. Bonaventure Preview

Life without starting point guard Briante Weber figured to be hard enough for VCU. An extended absence from leading scorer and rebounder Treveon Graham would appear to make continued success extremely difficult. After winning their first game without Weber, the No. 18 Rams could have another major hurdle to overcome Saturday when they visit St. Bonaventure. VCU (18-4, 8-1 Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Super Bowl cram session: The A-10, where the top isn't far from the bottom

ST. LOUIS -- As Saint Louis coach Jim Crews has pointed out, despite the won-loss records, there isn't much difference between the top and bottom teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference. And today there's even less difference than yesterday. The undisputed top team in the conference, VCU, has been diminished considerably because of injuries to its two best players. First, Briante Weber...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Super Bowl cram session: The A-10, where the top isn't far from the bottom

ST. LOUIS -- As Saint Louis coach Jim Crews has pointed out, despite the won-loss records, there isn't much difference between the top and bottom teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference. And today there's even less difference than yesterday. The undisputed top team in the conference, VCU, has been diminished considerably because of injuries to its two best players. First, Briante Weber...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 VCU tops George Mason but sees Treveon Graham reinjured

  Melvin Johnson scored 17 points to lead No. 18 VCU to a 72-60 victory over George Mason on Wednesday night. JeQuan Lewis, starting in place of injured point guard Briante Weber, added 13 points as the Rams (18-4, 8-1 Atlantic 10) won for the 11th time in their last 12 games. Jalen Jenkins scored 15 for the Patriots (7-14, 2-7), who have dropped seven of eight. Lewis was 3 for...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson leads No. 18 VCU over George Mason 72-60

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Melvin Johnson scored 17 points to lead No. 18 VCU to a 72-60 victory over George Mason on Wednesday night. JeQuan Lewis, starting in place of injured point guard Briante Weber, added 13 points as the Rams (18-4, 8-1 Atlantic 10) won for the 11th time in their last 12 games. Jalen Jenkins scored 15 for the Patriots (7-14, 2-7), who have dropped seven of eight....
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

VCU-George Mason Preview

(AP) - VCU will have to make some adjustments moving forward without injured floor leader and defensive linchpin Briante Weber - though changing the way the No. 18 Rams play won't be one of them. The first staging of VCU's new look comes Wednesday night with a visit to a struggling George Mason team that has lost six of its last seven games. Weber tore the ACL, MCL and meniscus in...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss of point guard Weber means adjustments for No. 18 VCU

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The 18th-ranked VCU Rams will have to make some adjustments moving forward without injured floor leader and defensive lynchpin Briante Weber - changing the way they play won't be one of them. Weber tore the ACL, the MCL and the meniscus in his right knee late in the Rams' loss to Richmond on Saturday. Surgery which could come in about two weeks after the swelling...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 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
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