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Author Archives: Mat Shelton-Eide

KenPom predicts VCU season


Ram fans, do yourself a favor this season and secure a subscription ASAP. Writers, coaches and stat junkies have been addicted to Ken Pomeroy’s D1 hoops info for years. His stats give coaches the tempo-free numbers they crave while also making media hacks like myself sound like we know what the heck we’re talking about. Well KenPom’s computers have recently spit ... Read More »

Instant-ish reaction from last night’s Black & Gold game


Got home last night, edited a game video, put the kids to bed, walked the dog and watched a great Boardwalk Empire finale, so you’ll have to forgive me for the somewhat late “instant reaction”. Bullet point style, here we go… On each player -JeQuan Lewis: Minus the fouls, Lewis looked like a top-3 player on this team. JeQuan had 9 ... Read More »

Video: VCU Peppas perform New Zealand style Haka war dance


There were a ton of welcome new additions to the Siegel Center atmosphere yesterday (scoreboard, sound system, luxury suites) but the most unexpected and easily one of my favorites was the New Zealand style “Haka” war dance the Peppas pull out of their bag of tricks prior to yesterday’s Black & Gold intrasquad scrimmage. Check out this video courtesy of ... Read More »

Video: VCU Black & Gold Game


Ram fans got their first taste of the latest edition of havoc tonight and they certainly had to like what they saw. Assistant coach, Mike Morrell, led his Gold Team behind a balanced attack to take down team Black, 73-63. Gold saw four players in double-digits including a team-high 19 from sophomore JeQuan Lewis. Lewis had one of a number ... Read More »

Video: Morgan Vega’s big day


We are in the midst of some serious recruiting action at VCU, which can be exciting and sometimes exhausting, but in today’s case… incredibly rewarding. Today the Rams invited 17-year old Henrico native, Morgan Vega, to the Siegel Center for a special announcement. Surrounded by the 2014-15 VCU men’s basketball team, coaching staff, family and friends, Morgan was invited to ... Read More »

Game Preview: The Black & Gold Game


Hard to believe we made it seven months without basketball, but we did it, we survived. On Sunday, things get back to normal. VCU will take on VCU in the most stress-free game of the season (::knocks on wood to avoid the injury jinx::) in what will be the Second Annual Black & Gold Game that pits Havoc v Havoc. ... Read More »