Virginia Commonwealth Rams Basketball Schedule
Once again it is that time of year, the beginning of a thrilling
college basketball season, one in which the Virginia Commonwealth Rams will yet again look to leave their mark on the college
basketball landscape. In recent years there has arguably been no hotter college basketball program than the VCU Rams. While
their first deep run in the NCAA Tournament was shocking because of their low seeding and having to play a play-in game, successive
excellent records and victories over NCAA hoops powerhouses proved that it was not a fluke and has forever removed the Cinderella
tag from VCU as they are well on their way to becoming a perennial powerhouse themselves. Do not miss out on a moment of the
next exciting chapter in the history of VCU basketball.
The Virginia Commonwealth Rams will be looking to earn another
trip to the NCAA Tournament but to do so they will have to score some big wins during Atlantic 10 play while going up against
the Saint Louis Billikens, the George Washington Colonials, the Saint Joseph's Hawks, the UMASS Minutemen, and others. It
is never easy to emerge from the A-10 season unscathed but the Rams would appear to have the talent to do so and any team
coached by Shaka Smart is capable of pulling off some big wins. Once again it is that time of year, the beginning of a thrilling
college basketball season, one in which the Rams will yet again look to leave their mark on the college basketball landscape.
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Virginia Commonwealth Rams Basketball History
VCU basketball played their first games during
the 1968-169 basketball season and were longtime members of the of the Colonial Athletic Association before joining the Atlantic
10 prior to the 2012-2013 season. The Rams have won their conference regular season nine times, five in the CAA and four in
the Sun Belt. Additionally they have won their conference tournament eight times, three Sun Belt Tournament championships
along with five CAA Tournament championships. The Rams have participate in the NCAA Tournament 13 times including in each
of the last four seasons. Their most successful run came in 2011 when VCU made it all the way to the Final Four. That run
really helped bring the school to national prominence and since then they continue to be one of the top teams in the country.
Last season the Rams finished one game behind St. Louis in the A-10 and were upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
by Stephen F. Austin. You can be sure that VCU will be well prepared and motivated to improve on last season and advance even
further into March.
Virginia Commonwealth Rams Basketball Conference
The Virginia Commonwealth Rams are
members of the Atlantic 10 which has long been one of the truly great conferences in the country. The A-10 had often been
underrated by those not very familiar with college basketball but with its addition of some new great teams in recent years
it has become a conference that is impossible to overlook. There are fourteen universities who participate in Atlantic 10
basketball: St. Louis, Virginia Commonwealth, George Washington, Saint Joseph's, Massachusetts, Dayton, Richmond, La Salle,
St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island, Duquesne, George Mason, Davidson, and Fordham. There are several classic rivalries within the
conference including the cross-town rivalry between La Salle and Saint Joe's who are both former Big 5 members, the in-state
rivalry between VCU and Richmond, and the "Battle of the Rams" between Rhode Island and Fordham. With the recent additions
of teams like Davidson, Virginia Commonwealth, and Saint Louis look for new rivalries to develop within the conference as
these teams continually to face off against one another several times a year during A-10 play. If you are looking to see some
top notch college basketball action, the Atlantic 10 is the place to be. As the conference continues to grow and gain more
and more national attention every team in the conference will improve and not only make a mark on the conference but the national
college hoops landscape.
Attending a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences
to be found in sports. Many of the top student athletes in the world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined
with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else.
When you set foot in Stuart C. Siegel Center for a Virginia Commonwealth Rams home basketball game this will all be clear.
As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites.
The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding
down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip
down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles
the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Rams' side erupts after another big win and their fans exit of the
arena in jubilation. The moment you leave Stuart C. Siegel Center you will want to immediately start planning your next trip
to the venue to cheer on the Rams.
During their miraculous 2011 run to the Final Four the Rams
has to participate in the First Four (now referred to as the first round) in Dayton and became the first team to advance from
the First Four to the Final Four. In doing so VCU showed that the first round of games played in Dayton can actually feature
contenders and not just teams who are happy to still be playing in March.