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Report: Texas In Talks With VCU’s Shaka Smart

After dismissing longtime head coach Rick Barnes, two mid-major coaching stars, Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall and VCU’s Shaka Smart, were named as leading candidates. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Smart is in discussions with Texas about the opening. BREAKING: VCU’s Shaka Smart is in discussions with Texas about its head coaching vacancy, sources told @CBSSports...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports Ranks Smart and Matta as top coaches in Tournament

The round of 64 officially gets underway today and Athlon Sports has the most important ranking you need to know — the best coaches in the NCAA tournament. The heart and soul of the college game is the great coaching around the country that has helped propel programs into regular guests of the NCAA Tournament. For Ohio State and VCU fans, watching their team perform at the highest...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
12 days ago  |  Discuss

VCU Player Picks A Booger For His Teammate

That’s teamwork from the VCU bench. That’s how you build a program. Shaka Smart has these guys buying in the minute they step onto the VCU campus. You help your teammate like he’s a brother. If that includes picking a booger, then you do it.   @bustedcoverage. This is a true friend on tv pic.twitter.com/KS5BQUCN6e — Bruce Harlamert (@bharlamert) March 13, 2015 VCU also...
Via Busted Coverage
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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
February 28, 2015  |  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
February 11, 2015  |  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

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

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 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

Graham's 25 pushes VCU past GW, 92-75

Treveon Graham scored 25 points and Melvin Johnson had 21 Wednesday night as Virginia Commonwealth beat George Washington 92-75, the Rams' 18th consecutive victory at home. Johnson, who was 5-for-8 from 3-point territory, had 15 in the first half for the Rams (20-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10) as they avenged a 10-point loss on the Colonials' home court a month ago. Isaiah Armwood and Maurice...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 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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