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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
5 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
6 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
6 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Treveon Graham spurs No. 17 VCU's rally past Rhode Island

  As far as Briante Weber was concerned, the only way Treveon Graham wasn't going to re-enter the game after twisting an ankle early in the second half was if he had to use crutches. Graham, who was forced to the bench after crashing to the floor, scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half as No. 17 Virginia Commonwealth rallied for a 65-60 victory over upset-minded Rhode Island...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Graham's 20 lead VCU past Cleveland State, 72-63

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- VCU coach Shaka Smart and lots of other people around campus remind Treveon Graham on a regular basis that he could leave college as the career scoring leader for the Rams. While Graham admits that it's hard not to think about it, he adds, "I'm more focused on winning a championship." The Rams might want to inspire him to blend the two and realize that the harder...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 17, 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 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
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

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 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
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