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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...
Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart's 'Havoc' defense can cause problems to the best of opponents.
His 15th-ranked squad figures to do plenty of damage against an overmatched opponent playing for the second straight night.
The Rams look for their 22nd straight home win Thursday night when they meet Maryland-Eastern Shore in their final tuneup before a major tournament next week...
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Melvin Johnson had a simple explanation for a first half in which the missed only two shots, scored 20 points and provided Virginia Commonwealth with a commanding lead.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Coach Shaka Smart and his Virginia Commonwealth basketball team have become regulars in the NCAA tournament since that improbable run to the Final Four in 2011.
VCU is ranked No. 15 in the preseason Top 25, the second consecutive year with the Rams in the rankings to start the season.
VCU is also the runaway pick to win the Atlantic 10 Conference, meaning that...
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November 12, 2014
RICHMOND, Va.– VCU fans can all remember the last moments of last season’s match at UVA. Treveon Graham makes a last second 3-point buzzer beater to put the Rams ahead of the Cavalier 59-56. Arguably one of the biggest moments in recent history for the VCU Rams, the rematch could possibly be an even bigger deal. With both VCU and UVA making the NCAA tournament last season...
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.
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...
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, and it will be great. We're trying to keep it going...
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...
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 have...
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...
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.
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...
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've just got to focus on our next...
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February 15, 2014
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 rival...
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January 30, 2014
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...
Send to KindleOn Saturday night, the VCU Rams imposed HAVOC upon the Virginia Tech Hokies. VCU controlled the tempo of the game and the Hokies could not keep up with the intensity and fast pace as VCU was able to generate 42 points off of Hokie turnovers.
After the game, Kate Lee had a chance to talk with VCU guard, Melvin Johnson. The sophomore contributed a career high 27 points...
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Juvonte Reddic scored eight of his 24 points during a 17-2 second-half run and VCU beat longtime rival Old Dominion for the fourth consecutive time, 69-48, on Sunday.
Reddic made 12 of 16 shots, and added 12 rebounds, four blocks for the Rams (8-2), who trailed 41-40 before JeQuan Lewis' basket in the lane sparked the go-ahead burst with just over 12 minutes remaining.
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December 08, 2013