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  • Butler, VCU should make Atlantic 10 stronger than ever next basketball season

    In 1993, four Atlantic 10 Conference teams advanced in the NCAA tournament. Eleven years later, the league's Xavier and Saint Joseph's were a victory away from the Final Four. As exceptional as those seasons were, commissioner Bernadette McGlade believes...
  • VCU-Akron NCAA pairing matches coaching brothers Smart, Dambrot

    RICHMOND — As Akron prepared for the Mid-American Conference tournament, VCU coach Shaka Smart sent the Zips a 45-second motivational video. "It was all about how much I believed in their team and how good they could be," Smart said Tuesday....
  • VCU positioned to sustain basketball excellence of last two seasons

    VCU positioned to sustain basketball excellence of last two seasons
    RICHMOND — The only Virginia basketball program of the last 15 years to advance in consecutive NCAA tournaments is poised to sustain that excellence in 2012-13. "Any time we take the floor, we believe we can win," VCU coach Shaka Smart said...
  • Comfortably in NCAA tournament, Virginia faces uncomfortable opening game against Florida

    As suspected, Virginia was comfortably in the NCAA tournament field. The Cavaliers' opening game Friday against two-time national champion Florida in Omaha, Neb., will not approach comfortable. "They have elite talent," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said...
  • VCU ready for Final Four reunion Saturday with Butler

    RICHMOND — Spike Lee strolled into a VCU basketball practice last week. The renowned filmmaker, hoops maven and Reggie Miller foil was speaking on campus and wanted to check out coach Shaka Smart's Rams. "All of a sudden it went from a good...
  • VCU approaches perfection in rout of Butler

    VCU approaches perfection in rout of Butler
    RICHMOND — VCU ambushed Florida Gulf Coast, Winthrop and Stetson in November. Come December, the Rams ravaged Western Kentucky, Longwood and Fairleigh Dickinson. Since New Year's, East Tennessee State, Duquesne and George Washington have drowned...
  • Depth, defense, tempo sustain VCU's success under Smart

    RICHMOND — This marks the first season since 1985 that VCU has cracked the Associated Press' national college basketball poll. The Rams are ranked 19th this week and own Division I's second-longest winning streak at 13 games, three behind Kansas....
  • Selig says don't discount interim Corrigan in ODU coaching search

    Selig says don't discount interim Corrigan in ODU coaching search
    NORFOLK — His flight from Nashville delayed, Old Dominion athletic director Wood Selig arrived later than usual to the Monarchs' home basketball game Saturday against Northeastern. But the one-day sojourn to Music City was well worth the time....
  • U.Va., VCU set to begin 'natural' basketball series

    During his college playing days at Green Bay more than 20 years ago, Tony Bennett craved games against state basketball heavyweights Wisconsin and Marquette. After all, what better way for a so-called mid-major program to measure itself than against...
  • No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets

    No state surpasses Virginia's history of NCAA tournament upsets
    This weekend's Final Four is more old school than a two-handed set shot. Past champions, power conferences, oversized budgets. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut. This was not preordained. Wichita State was absolutely Kentucky's equal, and the...
  • Dayton's run, Barclays extension cap memorable basketball season for A-10

     Dayton's run, Barclays extension cap memorable basketball season for A-10
    Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade was "extremely optimistic," but nervous nonetheless on Selection Sunday. Radically changed from a year ago, her league appeared poised to send a record six teams to the NCAA basketball tournament....