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Larrier has 21 as No. 15 VCU buries UMES 106-66

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Terry Larrier scored 21 points and No. 15 Virginia Commonwealth made quick work of Maryland-Eastern Shore on Thursday night, taking a 61-30 halftime lead on the way to a 106-66 victory. Treveon Graham added 17 points for the Rams (3-0), who won their 22nd in a row at home. They needed a lopsided game to get their younger players more experience before heading...
Via AP on Fox
3 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...
Via AP on Fox
4 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
9 days ago

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...
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...
Via Thacover2
March 15, 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'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

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

VCU Basketball: Mo Alie-Cox demands attention with performance in Puerto Rico

VCU’s powerful forward, Mo Alie-Cox, demands attention with his performance in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Alie-Cox sat out during the 2012-2013 season after the NCAA deemed him a partial qualifier, but this season he’s not only on the court, he’s on fire. Fans knew they could expect great things from Alie-Cox, but the incredible leadership and power he has revealed this early...
Via isportsweb.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

#22 VCU Rams: College Basketball 111 in 1111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick take – Inside the numbers: VCU 71, UMASS 62

Brooklyn, NY- Shaka Smart charts the quality of his team’s shots. By his self devised category, the VCU mentor felt Rob Brandenberg’s three point attempt with just over a minute left was the lowest on the FGA ‘food chain’. With the shot clock expiring Brandenberg came up nothing but net. It pushed VCU to a seven point lead with a minute to go… The proverbial dagger. The...
Via College Chalktalk
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

VCU: Haley leaves program to focus on studies

VCU says reserve center D.J. Haley has left the men's basketball program to focus on academic interests. Coach Shaka Smart made the announcement Wednesday, two days before the No. 25 Rams' debut in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. Smart says the junior from Palmdale, Calif., indicated ''his heart is no longer invested in basketball'' and he wishes...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

VCU in Top 25 for 1st time since 84-85

Coach Shaka Smart, VCU and the Rams' ''havoc'' style of play are back in the national spotlight. This year's Rams have used the same intense defensive pressure that carried them to the 2011 Final Four to break into the Top 25 for the first time in 28 years. The No. 22 Rams rode their 94-foot style of constant pressure to take out five schools from the major...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

College Basketball Countdown: VCU Rams- #24

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner. Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown...
Via roundballchat.com
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Bradford Burgess Agrees To Join Leuven Bears

Bradford Burgess helped lead Virginia Commonwealth to the 2011 Final Four.
Via RealGM
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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