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Mat Shelton-Eide

VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd attend games with his father. Worked as a graduate assistant in the VCU Sports Information Department for the '09-'10 season, but has covered VCU basketball for VCURamNation.com since 2007. Like what you're reading and want to know how you can keep VCURamNation.com alive? Make a donation! While we sell advertising on our site, we aren't the best at it, so your donation helps us take time away from things like "work" to work on VCURamNation.com. FOLLOW THIS LINK to make a secure donation through PayPal.

VCU steadily building in an era of high expectations

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With the game tied at at 66 and just 25 seconds left in last night’s second round NCAA tournament contest between the Rams and Ohio State, VCU’s Freight Train waited down the clock for one final play. We all knew what was coming, but would it connect? Would it be Maynor ’07, or Maynor ’09? Treveon Graham drove the lane ...

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Game Preview: No.7 VCU v No.10 Ohio State

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VCU will dance for the fifth consecutive year under head coach Shaka Smart and will play their third NCAA tournament game in Portland’s Moda Center in an NCAA tournament setting since 2012. VCU is 1-1 in that building, having upset the Wichita State Shockers in 2012 just before dropping a heart-breaker late to Indiana. That team featured freshmen versions of ...

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Video: VCU wins first Atlantic 10 Championship

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The VCU Rams shocked the Atlantic 10, going from 5th-seeded Thursday participant to the last team standing after defeating Dayton 71-65 in Sunday’s conference title game. The Rams were virtually written off after losing three of their final four regular season games including a 27-point loss at Davidson. VCU went on a roaring rampage of revenge this week, defeating all three of ...

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Video: VCU dominates Davidson, advances to A-10 Championship

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Coach Smart said the flood gates would open for the Rams soon enough in response to a question asked on VCU’s cold shooting following the Rams three-point A-10 quarterfinal win over Richmond Friday afternoon. Today was flood gate day, and Davidson was unlucky enough to get caught in the canal. VCU scored their most points since a mid-December victory over Northern ...

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Video: VCU beats Richmond in A-10 tourney thriller

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Richmond may have won two battles against VCU this season, but they didn’t win the war. The Rams downed crosstown rival Richmond 70-67 in Friday’s Atlantic 10 quarterfinal contest. The win snapped a two-game losing streak to the Spiders but gave VCU  two-gamer of their own when it matters most: in March in Brooklyn. VCU led by one at the half ...

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