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  1. 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.

  2. Report: VCU assistant Mike Rhoades to become Rice head coach

    Mar 25, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT

    VCU Athletics

    Shaka Smart’s top assistant will reportedly fill the Rice head coaching vacancy.

  3. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin erases ten-point deficit to win 29th consecutive game (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

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    No. 12 Stephen F. Austin picks up the first NCAA tournament win in school history, erasing a ten-point second-half deficit and ultimately beating No. 5 VCU by two in overtime.

  4. VCU’s Melvin Johnson ‘doubtful’ for tournament opener

    Mar 18, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

    VCU v George Washington

    Just how badly will Johnson’s absence hurt VCU?

  5. Six sleeper Sweet 16 teams

    Mar 18, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    There are six Cinderella teams that could be dancing through the tournament’s second weekend.

  6. 2014 NCAA Tournament South Region: Instant Analysis

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT

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    Instant analysis of the South Region.

  7. Atlantic 10 Tournament: Saint Joseph’s goes from bubble to champion with win over VCU

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT

    Langston Galloway

    St. Joe’s punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament after entering the Barclays Center as a bubble team at the start of the A10 tournament.

  8. Atlantic 10 Tournament: VCU rolls into A-10 semifinals

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

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    Rivals Richmond and VCU met for the third time Friday night, with the Rams completing the season sweep.

  9. Atlantic 10 Tournament Preview: Saint Louis-VCU rematch in Brooklyn?

    Mar 11, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

    AP

    Saint Louis will look to repeat as the Atlantic 10 Tournament champion, but it won’t be easy. The field in Brooklyn could have six, yes six, NCAA tournament-bound teams.

  10. College Hoops Week in Review: Marcus Smart, Arizona back to being awesome

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Marcus Smart is back. After playing about as poorly as he possibly could for 30 minutes on Saturday night, Marcus Smart turned in as dominating of a performance as you will see to close out Oklahoma State’s season-changing win over No. 5 Kansas. Smart scored 12 of…

  11. VCU hands No. 10 Saint Louis second consecutive defeat

    Mar 1, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    After beating George Washington one week ago to move to 12-0 in Atlantic 10 play, No. 10 Saint Louis looked to be well-positioned to win a second consecutive regular season conference title. However the gap between the Billikens and the rest of the conference has tightened considerably since then, with Jim Crews’ team now dealing…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: VCU visits UMass and a showdown in the A-Sun

    Feb 21, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: VCU at UMass, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2) Like teams that prefer to play fast? This is the game to watch then, with both the Rams and Minutemen ranked in the top 25 nationally in adjusted tempo. Both have speed and a desire to pressure defensively, with the Minutemen being led by senior…

  15. No. 12 Saint Louis wins 17th straight, establishes greater separation in Atlantic 10 race

    Feb 15, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

    evans

    Boxing gifted the sports world the saying “styles make fights,” and that adage fit Saturday’s game between VCU and No. 12 Saint Louis quite well. VCU, through the use of its “HAVOC” system, would look to ramp up the tempo while the home standing Billikens would prefer to play in the half court. Possession-wise the…

  16. VCU knocks off George Washington (VIDEO)

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    VCU got their revenge. The Rams, who lost in Foggy Bottom last month, knocked off the Colonials in Richmond on Wednesday night, 92-75. Treveon Graham led the way with 25 points, 10 boards and five assists. GW made a run in the second half, cutting the lead to just seven points, but VCU maintained control…

  17. 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…

  18. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: No. 9 Baylor, VCU in action

    Jan 3, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

    tyndall

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Drexel at Southern Miss, 8:00 p.m. This one should be a quality contest, with the Dragons and Golden Eagles both expected to be contenders in their respective conferences. Bruiser Flint’s team may be without Damion Lee (torn ACL) but he’s still got Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat, and Tavon Allen’s proven…

  19. 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…

  20. VCU goes on 31-0 run, overwhelms Virginia Tech (VIDEO)

    Dec 21, 2013, 8:46 PM EDT

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    VCU got back on track on Saturday afternoon with an 82-52 win over in-state rival Virginia Tech. This was never a game. VCU used a 31-0 run to open up a 37-8 lead and threw it into cruise controls. Shaka Smart’s squad forced 27 turnovers, but the big news was the play of Melvin Johnson.…

  21. VCU/Virginia Tech headlines second annual Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic

    Dec 20, 2013, 12:17 PM EDT

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    The second annual Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic will be played at the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday afternoon, with the doubleheader matching four of Virginia’s 14 Division I men’s basketball programs. In the opener Hampton takes on James Madison, with the Dukes looking to round into shape after winning the CAA tournament and making its first…

  22. College Basketball Talk’s Ten Most Disappointing Teams

    Dec 12, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Boston College: For my money, Boston College has been the most disappointing team in the country this season. The Eagles have the talent to be a factor in the NCAA tournament discussion with Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson surrounded by a solid group of role players. But they aren’t tough enough and they don’t defend.…

  23. 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…

  24. VCU uses 22-2 second half run to end Belmont’s 23-game home win streak

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    Entering Sunday the Belmont Bruins were the owners of the nation’s longest home court win streak, winning 23 straight games at the Curb Events Center. With No. 24 VCU being the first-ever ranked opponent to visit the arena, it was clear that the streak would be put to the test. And sure enough the Rams…

  25. Florida State makes an emphatic statement against No. 10 VCU

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Entering the Puerto Rico Tip-Off there were some who wondered just how good the Florida State Seminoles were. With a 3-0 record and the best victory coming at UCF, No. 10 VCU represented a significant challenge for Leonard Hamilton’s team. Or so we thought. Despite turning the ball over 25 times Florida State controlled play for…

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