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  1. Atlantic 10 releases schedule, Dayton to visit VCU on February 28

    Aug 27, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    NBC Sports Network will broadcast 33 Atlantic 10 games.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. VCU announces non-conference schedule

    Aug 9, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    AP

    VCU is playing a tough non-conference slate.

  6. 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

  7. Shaka Smart adds former Vanderbilt assistant David Cason to VCU coaching staff

    Apr 23, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    Shaka Smart filled a vacancy on his staff Wednesday, hiring former Vanderbilt assistant David Cason.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. Six sleeper Sweet 16 teams

    Mar 18, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    AP Photo

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

  13. 2014 NCAA Tournament South Region: Instant Analysis

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:11 PM EDT

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    Instant analysis of the South Region.

  14. 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.

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

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

    weber

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

  16. 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.

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

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…