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Point guard position even thinner after Tyler Maye’s transfer from VCU

VCU basketball’s point guard depth took a hit this week when freshman Tyler Maye announced his decision to transfer from the program. Maye was a seldom used backup for Mike Rhoades, and averaged only 7.4 minutes per game in his 32 appearances. Maye averaged 1.4 points per game and his best outing as a Ram came in a seven-point effort against California in the Maui Invitational in...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Same problems creeping up for VCU Basketball

A diagnosis of the VCU basketball team would find the program is suffering from a strikingly similar problem this season as one season ago: three-point shooting. A healthy De’Riante Jenkins, extended minutes for Malik Crowfield and an eligible Issac Vann promised to give the Rams a three-point dynamic they lacked in 2016-17. In the early season, this seemed to be the case with Jenkins...
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February 04, 2018  |  Discuss

Watch: Shaka Smart receives ovation in return to VCU

Shaka Smart received a warm welcome when he returned to the place that helped make him one of the more popular coaches in college basketball.From 2009 through 2015, Smart was the head coach of the men’s basketball team at Virginia Commonwealth University. While there, he led the Rams to a 163-56 record and five trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a run to the Final Four in 2011...
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December 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Brey, Shaka Smart turned down Georgetown advances

You certainly can’t accuse the Georgetown Hoyas of failing to cast a wide net in their search for a new head coach.According to a report by Gary Parrish of CBS Sports on Tuesday, Mike Brey of Notre Dame and Shaka Smart of Texas both turned down advances from the Hoyas, who fired longtime head coach John Thompson III last week.Brey is a native of nearby Bethesda, Maryland and graduated...
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March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Texas Basketball Coach Shaka Smart Reveals the One Person Who Had the Biggest Impact On His Coaching Style

University of Texas head coach Shaka Smart's "havoc" style of basketball in characterized by an up-tempo offense and extensive use of the full-court press. It's an aggressive brand of play, one that Smart has used with great success over his career. RELATED: 6-foot-3 Texas Guard Can Touch The Top of The Backboard At the recent Nike KD9 launch event in Austin, Texas, Smart...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas center Cameron Ridley suffers fractured foot, out indefinitely

Senior center Cameron Ridley of the Texas Longhorns suffered a fractured left foot over the weekend and is out indefinitely, the school announced on Monday per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. The 22-year-old Ridley is said to have sustained the injury in practice on Sunday and is now set to undergo surgery on Tuesday. Ridley had been playing the best basketball of his career for the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Alie-Cox Appears in Court, Trial Date Set

Virginia Commonwealth forward Mo Alie-Cox appeared in court and had his trial date set for June 15. Dean Hoffmeyer of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported the development. Alie-Cox has been charged with misdemeanor assault, stemming from an incident back in April. A woman alleges that the 6-foot-6, 250 pound forward punched her in the face during an altercation at a club in Richmond...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU F Mo Alie-Cox Charged With Assault and Battery

Virginia Commonwealth rising junior forward Mo Alie-Cox has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, according to Richmond’s WTVR. A woman is claiming that during an incident in a local restaurant and nightspot, Alie-Cox was one member of a group with whom the complainant got into a physical altercation. Upon making a remark about former head coach Shaka Smart, who recently...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Larrier decides to transfer from VCU

It’s been a rough last couple of months for VCU. The Rams program lost Briante Weber for the season in late January due to a torn ACL, failed to defeat Ohio State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament and lost their program changer in Shaka Smart to Texas. The trend of bad news continued on Wednesday with Terry Larrier announcing that he will be transferring from VCU. The long...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Recruitment for Former VCU Signee Tevin Mack Heating Up

Now that Shaka Smart left VCU for burnt ends and burnt orange ties at Texas, his former four star recruit Tevin Mack is attracting attention from many top schools. The Columbia, SC native was released from his letter of intent by VCU earlier this month. Mack is said to have Kansas, Georgia and Texas actively trying to bring the 6-foot-6, 200-pound SF to campus. They all have taken...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Tillman changes mind, returns to VCU

It was announced earlier this week that VCU Rams forward Justin Tillman had requested to be released from his scholarship with the university. However, Tillman has pulled a switcheroo. On Wednesday night, Tillman took to Twitter to announce he has decided to change his mind and return to the Rams where he will play under new head coach Will Wade. I have decided to be here with my...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart agrees to become next Texas head coach

By Larry Brown Shaka Smart has finally decided to leave VCU, and Texas is the school that was able to pry him away from Richmond. Texas AD Steve Patterson met with Smart in Richmond on Thursday and the two sides agreed to a deal that will make the 37-year-old the new coach of the Longhorns. Smart has been the head coach of the Rams since 2009 and has won at least 26 games in every...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart to Accept Texas Job

Shaka Smart has agreed to become the next University of Texas head basketball coach a source told Legion Report. Smart compiled a 163-56 record while at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has led VCU to the NCAA Tournament five times compiling a 7-5 record along with a Final Four berth in 2011. According to media reports, […]
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Rams survive second round scare in Brooklyn

RICHMOND, Va.—  The VCU Rams will move on to the third round of the Atlantic 10 conference tournament after winning a close second-round battle over Fordham 63-57.  Senior small forward Treveon Graham led the VCU Rams with 22 points.  Graham is still suffering from a high ankle sprain that’s been bothering him since January but managed to shoot 9-20 from the field and add another...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Rams bounce back after three recent A-10 conference losses

RICHMOND, Va.—  After losing senior guard Briante Weber for the rest of the season and senior forward Treveon Graham for three games straight, the VCU Rams struggled to wreak havoc in the A-10.  After losing to Richmond at home, VCU suffered two heart breaking losses. First a last second layup cost the Rams a trip to overtime at St. Bonaventure and the next game the VCU Rams lost...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU increases win streak to eight after tough road win at Rhode Island

You don’t want to go to war with Rodney the Ram RICHMOND, Va.—  The VCU Rams had a tough road battle Tuesday night but were able to pull out a win, 65-60, over Rhode Island in Atlantic 10 conference play.  Like the Rams, Rhode Island was on a seven-game win streak before losing to VCU.  The VCU Rams are now in place to get the top spot in the A-10 as Rhode Island was undefeated...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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