VCU AT HOFSTRAWhen: 7 p.m. Where: Mack Sports Complex (cap. 5,045), Hempstead, N.Y.
Mention the Bulgarian split squat to some of the basketball players at Virginia Commonwealth University, and you may get a pained expression.
Darius Theus' layup with fewer than three seconds to play in overtime pushed Virginia Commonwealth University to a 76-75 win over Akron on Thursday night at James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, Ohio, in front of a crowd of 3,993.
VCU at Akron
Virginia Commonwealth plays at Akron tonight. If the coaches have a choice, the teams won't play again anytime soon.
VCU coach Shaka Smart (left) was an assistant at Akron under Keith Dambrot for two years.
Rodriguez finds it hard to describe the three weeks that vaulted the Virginia Commonwealth basketball team into the national spotlight and made them celebrities.
Rob Brandenberg couldn't put a finger on why Virginia Commonwealth struggled to pull away from UNC Greensboro on Thursday night.
It took quite a while for Virginia Commonwealth's pressure to take effect. When it finally did, the Rams cracked UNC Greensboro.
Rapid improvement has meant some "knock-down, drag-out practices." One session lasted 3½ hours.
VCU at UNC Greensboro
Sean Marshall has been a fixture with the Chicago Cubs while emerging as one of the top left-handed relievers in the major leagues. The Manchester High and VCU alum may be changing his work address.
Six NBA scouts requested credentials to the Siegel Center Tuesday night, ostensibly to see the UAB senior forward Cameron Moore.
As then-Virginia Commonwealth coach Anthony Grant told freshman Bradford Burgess that he was going to start two days before the 2008-09 season.
Iron RamBradford Burgess can match VCU's record for consecutive starts tonight. Here are the Rams' top-5 lists for consecutive starts and games played:
UAB AT VCUWhen: 7:30 p.m. Where: Siegel Center (cap. 7,600)
VCU had a steal day against UNCW, coming up with a school-record 20 steals as the Rams cruised to an 87-64 victory.
UNC WILMINGTON AT VCUWhen: 7 p.m. Where: Siegel Center (cap. 7,600) TV: ESPN3
Like most coaches, Virginia Commonwealth boss Shaka Smart formulates a standing list of goals for games.
Backups for Theus getting better
Bradford Burgess won't go so far as to say the Virginia Commonwealth basketball team is in a good spot right now, but he does believe the Rams are "starting to see the light as far as how good the season could be."
When Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond meet in men's basketball during the regular season, the game is a battle for city dominance. In theory, anyway.
In a game of counter surges, Virginia Commonwealth needed something to happen — a defensive stop, a missed shot, points — to stem Richmond's momentum Friday night.
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