Virginia Commonwealth Rams Basketball Tickets
Team: Virginia Commonwealth University Rams
Sport: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
Conference: Atlantic 10
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Arena: E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center
Final Four Appearances: 1 (2011)
Virginia Commonwealth Rams Basketball TicketsThe Virginia Commonwealth Rams' basketball team dates back to only 1968 when the Medical College of Virginia merged with the Richmond Professional Institute. Since then, however, it has become one of the most successful mid-majors in the country. Between 1979 and 1991, VCU was a member of the Sun Belt Conference. At its height in the Sun Belt, VCU finished at No. 11 in the AP poll and earned a No. 2 seed in the 1985 NCAA Tournament. VCU later transitioned to the Colonial Athletic Association in 1995 after a brief stop in the Metro Conference. The program rose to national prominence under head coach Shaka Smart. In 2011, No. 11 seed VCU reached its first and only Final Four in one of the most memorable Cinderella runs of all time. The team beat Purdue, Florida State and Kansas before falling to Butler 70-62. A few years later, VCU moved to its current home, the Atlantic 10 Conference, and became a regular fixture of the NCAA Tournament. The team has appeared in the Match Madness tourney 17 times. If you want to catch a live game, then you should purchase your Virginia Commonwealth Rams' basketball tickets at StubHub, a leading source for live events.
What was VCU’s record last season?VCU finished the 2018-2019 season with an overall record of 25-8 and 16-2 in the conference. Despite winning the regular-season conference championship, VCU fell to Rhode Island 75-70 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Even though VCU did not win the conference tournament, it did receive an at-large bid from the selection committee as a No. 8 seed. However, the season ended with a 73-58 loss to Central Florida in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
What are the top games on the current Virginia Commonwealth Rams' basketball schedule?VCU entered the 2019-2020 season ranked No. 25 in the AP poll and 26th in the Coaches poll. For VCU to improve on these rankings, they will need to perform well against its Atlantic 10 opponents. During conference play, VCU goes on the road to face George Mason on January 5th. The team then comes home against Richmond on January 28th, Davidson on February 7th and George Mason again on February 12th. This is followed by road games against Richmond on February 15th and, in the last game of the season, Davidson on March 6th. The Atlantic 10 tournament begins on March 11th and lasts until March 15th.
How big is the E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center?The arena itself, which originally opened in 1999, has a seating capacity of around 7,500. This includes 120 club seats and four suites in the Tommy J. West Club.
What is a VCU game like?VCU home games have an electric atmosphere led by the chants and cheers from the student section. The VCU basketball pep band, which is known as the Peppas, plays a selection of songs during the game, including the school fight song. Fans can also enjoy a performance by the school’s Gold Rush dance team during breaks and timeouts.
Who are VCU’s biggest rivals?VCU shares an intense cross-city rivalry with fellow Atlantic 10 foe, the Richmond Spiders. The two schools, separated by only a few miles, have played each other in the "Capital City Classic" more than 80 times. VCU also shares rivalries with Virginia schools Old Dominion and George Mason.
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