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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Md.-Eastern Shore-VCU Preview

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...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson leads No. 15 VCU past Tennessee

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.
Via WholeHogSports
November 14, 2014

No. 15 VCU challenges: Youth and expectations

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Basketball:  Analyzing the Battle for Virginia (VCU v UVA)

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...
Via isportsweb.com
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 24, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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, and it will be great. We're trying to keep it going...
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 have...
Via Thacover2
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

VCU hands No. 10 St. Louis 2nd straight loss

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.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 01, 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 01, 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've just got to focus on our next...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 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 rival...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Melvin Johnson leads Rams To Victory over Virginia Tech in Governors Holiday Hoops Classic

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...
Via College Chalktalk
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Reddic leads VCU past rival ODU, 69-48

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. Aaron Bacote...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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