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  1. Rams reloading, add Jamarii Thomas and Jack Clark through the portal

    Rams reloading, add Jamarii Thomas and Jack Clark through the portal

    The portal taketh, but the portal also giveth and VCU added two very key pickups this week with the additions of Jamarii Thomas (Norfolk State) and Jack Clark (Clemson) via the transfer portal. Both names should sound very familiar to Ram fans. The black and gold first added Clark following a...
  2. VCU gets revenge; bounce Minutemen in Quarterfinals, 73-59

    VCU gets revenge; bounce Minutemen in Quarterfinals, 73-59

    Just one day after surviving a near scare against Fordham, VCU bounced back to exact their revenge on the Minutemen of UMASS Quarterfinals of the A10 Tournament. The Minutemen jumped out a a quick 5-0 lead and it briefly looked like the Rams may have a repeat of their cold start during the last...
  3. Rams struggled to find any rhythm; lose to Minutemen

    Rams struggled to find any rhythm; lose to Minutemen

    Winners of four straight—and nine of their last ten—coming into tonights game, VCU (17-9; 9-4) looked to stay in contention for a possible regular season title with a win over the Minutemen of UMASS. But, what could go wrong, did go wrong for the Rams on Tuesday night as they fell on the road...
  4. VCU holds on; takes down #18 Dayton in Gold Out game

    VCU holds on; takes down #18 Dayton in Gold Out game

    It took a full forty minutes—and some stout last second defense—but the Rams (16-8; 8-3) fought off the Flyers as they took down #18 Dayton, 49-47, on Friday night. Dayton opened the scoring for evening hitting a three pointer, but a free throw from Christian Fermin and then a three pointer...
  5. Rams can't come up with stop; drop second straight, 84-82

    Rams can't come up with stop; drop second straight, 84-82

    Tied at 82 with just 11 seconds left on the clock, GW's James Bishop IV brought the ball down the court and hit his 17 foot jumper. The ref's corrected the game clock to 1.5 seconds, but the desperation three from Max Shulga came up short as the Rams lost their second straight game to start...
  6. Finding something good in last night's disaster

    Finding something good in last night's disaster

    In life I'm an extreme optimist. In my basketball life however, I am the exact opposite. I tend to expect the worst to soften the blow when eventually something bad happens on the court. heck, I've even bet AGAINST the Rams to hedge my bets of sorts on those especially nerve-inducing matchups...
  7. Rams unable to cool down the hot-handed Bonnies, 89-78

    Rams unable to cool down the hot-handed Bonnies, 89-78

    VCU (8-6; 0-1) was unable to withstand the hot-shooting of St. Bonaventure as the Rams drop their first conference game of the season, 89-78. The Rams defense just wasn't able to manage the threat of Chad Venning in the front court and the outside shooting of the remainder of the Bonnies. St...
  8. Bairstow debuts with 11pts as Rams clip Hawks, 75-51

    Bairstow debuts with 11pts as Rams clip Hawks, 75-51

    Just days after Joe Bamisile stepped out for his first minutes of the season, and for the second time in as many games, VCU (7-5) debuted a new face on the court. Sean Bairstow—sidelined since the preseason with a broken foot—followed Head Coach Ryan Odom from Utah State, and was expected to be...
  9. Bamisile debuts; VCU soars past Temple Owls, 87-78

    Bamisile debuts; VCU soars past Temple Owls, 87-78

    Temple hit a three to open their scoring for the afternoon—it was also the only time they would hold the lead. Moments later, and for the first time this season, the Rams (6-5) would debut Joe Bamisile on the court to thunderous applause. Unable to connect on his first attempt, Bamisile went...
  10. VCU hot three-point hand sends Braves home, 86-58

    VCU hot three-point hand sends Braves home, 86-58

    The Rams used a surge of long range shooting to improve to 5-5 on the season as VCU handily sent the Braves home with a 86-58 drubbing. In a game that the Rams never trailed, VCU shot an impressive 48% from the field overall, including connections on 17 of their 39 three-point attempts for...
  11. Rams drop a heartbreaker in overtime to Tigers, 85-80

    Rams drop a heartbreaker in overtime to Tigers, 85-80

    In an overtime clash that got the fans out of their seats, VCU (4-5) relinquished their early lead and fell short against the visiting Memphis Tigers; led by coaching Penny Hardaway. The final score painted a picture of heartbreak for the Rams, 85-80. VCU grabbed an early 10-point lead...
  12. A quick look at VCU’s 2023-24 OOC schedule

    A quick look at VCU’s 2023-24 OOC schedule

    VCU released their full non-conference schedule today, one that includes some bangers, some local flair, a former coach (or two?), some cupcakes and plenty of unknown. Let’s take a look… Nov 6 v McNeese State The big story here outside of it being the home opener is that it also is the new home...
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