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  1. Dayton remains tied for first in the Atlantic 10 with win at No. 22 VCU

    Feb 28, 2015, 5:13 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Having just seven scholarship players hasn’t kept the Flyers from playing a major role in the Atlantic 10 race.

  2. Briante Weber suffers season-ending knee injury in No. 14 VCU’s loss to Richmond

    Jan 31, 2015, 10:42 PM EDT

    Briante Weber, Shaka Smart

    Kendall Anthony scored 20 points in the second half to lead Richmond to the 64-55 win, but the status of Weber is VCU’s greatest concern.

  3. New Year’s Resolutions: VCU Rams

    Dec 26, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    AP

    What does VCU have to improve on as it enters Atlantic 10 Conference play as the favorite?

  4. WATCH LIVE: No. 23 Northern Iowa visits VCU on NBCSN

    Dec 13, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    Northern Iowa (9-0) would match the best start in school history with a win Saturday night.

  5. Villanova’s win is evidence of why VCU may have peaked as a basketball program

    Nov 25, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    Can a team that runs a pressing system truly be one of the nations elite?

  6. VCU’s Treveon Graham: From lightly recruited to leader of Havoc, the Atlantic 10 favorites

    Oct 30, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    AP

    The Preseason Atlantic 10 Player of the Year is looking to lead VCU deep into March.

  7. VCU announces addition of 17-year old Morgan Vega to basketball program (VIDEO)

    Oct 23, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    The preseason favorites to win the Atlantic 10 added a new teammate Thursday.

  8. Top 25 Countdown: No. 13 VCU Rams

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Treveon Graham (AP Photo)

    Fun fact about Shaka Smart: He has still never won a conference regular season title.

  9. Watch VCU go through Navy SEAL training (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

    AP

    The Rams have a reputation for being one of the toughest teams in the country. This is why.

  10. VCU lands a commitment from talented local guard

    Aug 19, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Nike/Jon Lopez

    Shaka Smart brings in a perfect piece and that was a priority recruit.

  11. VCU shows off its summer strength & conditioning regimen (VIDEO)

    Aug 16, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    In order to play their high-intensity “HAVOC” system, VCU’s players need to be in excellent physical condition. Watch how they reach that stage here.

  12. VCU point guard Briante Weber suspended for season opener

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    AP

    The senior guard averaged 3.5 steals per game in Shaka Smart’s Havoc defense.

  13. VCU announces non-conference schedule

    Aug 9, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    AP

    VCU is playing a tough non-conference slate.

  14. VCU freshman Jairus Lyles to transfer

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    VCU lost freshman guard Jairus Lyles to transfer on Monday

  15. Report: Marquette’s next head coach won’t be Shaka Smart

    Mar 27, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    Despite earlier reports that he would be the next head coach at Marquette, Shaka Smart won’t be making that move.

  16. Shaka Smart, Derek Kellogg speak to the strength of the Atlantic 10

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    AMHERST, Mass. – Following Friday night’s loss to UMass, VCU head coach Shaka Smart entered the room for his postgame press conference, firing off a question before even taking his seat at the table. “Is this the same room where John Chaney said, ‘I’ll kill you’?,” he asked, referring to the former Temple coach’s confrontation with…

  17. Late Night Snacks: UMass outruns VCU

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:01 AM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    Game of the night: Massachusetts 80, VCU 75 During the Atlantic 10 media day, I spoke with Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg about his team’s three-point dependence. Since he arrived at UMass, Kellogg’s squads were content to jack a high percentages of threes, consistently posting a three-point attempts percentage in the mid-30s. After asking Kellogg whether…

  18. “Unebelievable is Believable Here” — A documentary of VCU’s run in the 2011 NCAA Tournament

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    They almost didn’t make it. After losing to Old Dominion in the CAA tournament and sitting at 23-11, it looked like Virginia Commonwealth would be on the outside looking in of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Many of the college basketball pundits didn’t give them a shot of attaining an at-large bid. The Rams, who were…

  19. Just how good is 13-4 VCU this season?

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — VCU is only a year and a half removed from the CAA, but that didn’t change the fact that the Rams were sitting pretty as the Atlantic 10’s top dog entering the season. They were ranked in just about every preseason top 25 you came across, which is, in part, a sign…

  20. Atlantic 10 Conference Catchup: Can UMass outlast VCU and Saint Louis?

    Jan 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    Chaz Williams, Eric Mika

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Chaz Williams, UMass UMass runs…

  21. VCU’s half court scoring issues becoming a concern?

    Dec 5, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Melvin Johnson, Treveon Graham, Rob Brandenberg

    In a thrilling game down in Richmond, Shaka Smart’s VCU Rams outlasted a tough Eastern Kentucky team in overtime, beating the Colonels 71-68. Treveon Graham led four players in double-figures with 15 points and Rob Brandenburg knocked down four threes, including a huge three to kick off the overtime period. That would be the only…

  22. Georgetown’s strong shooting leads to comeback win against Virginia Commonwealth

    Nov 24, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    painttouches.com

    Georgetown used a blistering hot shooting performance from all three departments — two-point field goals, three-point field goals, and free throws — to defeat Virginia Commonwealth in the consolation game of the San Juan Shootout, 84-80. Despite turning the ball over 26 times against VCU’s havoc defense, the Hoyas made the most of their opportunities…

  23. Shaka Smart’s new contract at Virginia Commonwealth

    Oct 20, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    In this day and age, job security is seemingly as important as a high-paying job. For Shaka Smart, he has both at Virginia Commonwealth. On October 11th, Smart signed a new contract with VCU — different from the one he signed this past March — that enables the 36 year old coach to remain in…

  24. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 18 VCU Rams

    Oct 9, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    VCU Rams head coach Smart talks with guard Johnson during the final seconds of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Michigan in Auburn Hills

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…