Rhode Island meets VCU in A10 quarters
Rhode Island (17-14, 10-9) vs. No. 1 seed VCU (25-6, 16-2)
Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York; Friday, 11 p.m. EDT
Evans scores 23 to lift VCU past St. Joseph’s 75-63
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans had 23 points as VCU won its 12th consecutive game, topping Saint Joseph's 75-63 on Friday night.
Issac Vann had 15 points for VCU (25-6, 16-2 Atlantic 10...
Defense shines as VCU beats George Mason 71-36
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans had 13 points as VCU held George Mason to 36 points on 24.5 percent shooting en route to a 71-36 win on Tuesday night, the Rams' 11th consecutive...
VCU looks to extend streak vs George Mason
VCU (23-6, 14-2) vs. George Mason (16-13, 10-6)
EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: VCU looks for its 11th straight conference win against George...
VCU looks to extend streak vs Richmond
VCU (22-6, 13-2) vs. Richmond (12-16, 6-9)
Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: VCU looks for its 10th straight conference win against Richmond. VCU's...
Evans scores 20 to carry VCU over Saint Louis 71-65
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans had 20 points as VCU won its ninth straight game, getting past Saint Louis 71-65 on Tuesday night.
Issac Vann had 16 points for VCU (22-6, 13-2 Atlantic 10...
Evans scores 25 to lift VCU over George Washington 85-57
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans had a season-high 25 points as VCU won its eighth straight game, romping past George Washington 85-57 on Saturday.
Santos-Silva leads VCU over Rhode Island 76-42
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Santos-Silva tallied 19 points and 12 rebounds to lift VCU to a 76-42 win over Rhode Island on Tuesday night, the team's seventh consecutive victory.
Jenkins scores 19 to lift VCU over Dayton 69-68
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — De'Riante Jenkins posted 19 points as VCU held off Dayton 69-68 on Saturday.
Jenkins hit 5 of 7 3-pointers.
Issac Vann had 14 points for VCU (19-6, 10-2 Atlantic 10 Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive victory. Marcus Evans added 12 points and six rebounds.
Ryan Mikesell scored a career-high 22 points for the Flyers (16-9, 8-4). Obi Toppin added 15 points and eight rebounds. Jalen Crutcher had 13 points and seven assists.
Jenkins scores 14, VCU holds off George Washington 60-50
WASHINGTON (AP) — De'Riante Jenkins scored 14 points, Marcus Evans and Vince Williams hit six straight free throws in the final minute and VCU held off George Washington 60-50 Wednesday night.
Evans and Marcus Silva-Santos scored 10 points each for VCU (16-6, 7-2 Atlantic 10 Conference). Williams scored four of his six points in the last 84 seconds to blunt a George Washington comeback. Santos-Silva had 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double this season.
VCU pulls away from UMass in 2nd half for 68-50 victory
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — De'Riante Jenkins scored 17 points and Isaac Vann scored 10 of his 16 in the second half when VCU pulled away from Massachusetts for a 68-50 victory Saturday night.
Evans scores VCU’s final 7, Rams end Dayton’s 6-game streak
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans scored 17 points, including VCU's final seven points, and the Rams beat Dayton 76-71 on Wednesday night to end the Flyers' six-game winning streak.
Evans nailed a deep 3-pointer from the top of the key for a 72-69 lead with 33.8 remaining. Dayton missed a driving layup in traffic and Evans was fouled and hit two free throws with 22.9 to go.
Simms helps VCU roll to 90-79 victory over Rider
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mike'L Simms scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures and VCU rolled to a 90-79 victory over Rider on Sunday.
Simms sank 5 of 7 shots, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, for the Rams (9-4). Marcus Evans finished with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists, while De'Riante Jenkins pitched in with 13 points and six assists. Malik Crowfield scored 12, sinking 4 of 6 from distance, and Issac Vann scored 11.
Vann leads VCU to convincing, 70-54 win over Wichita State
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Isaac Vann scored 18 points and VCU used a big run to start the second half to snap a two-game losing streak and post a convincing, 70-54 win over Wichita State on Saturday afternoon.
The Rams lost back-to-back games to No. 4 Virginia and Charleston. This was the fifth meeting between the programs and the first since the 2012-13 season, when the Shockers won 53-51.
Evans, Jenkins help lead VCU past Texas 54-53
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — VCU's Mike Rhoades said people used to call him an offensive coach. Then he laughed and added, "But oh, man."
Indeed, VCU is winning this season primarily with defense. The Rams did that on Wednesday night, forcing turnovers and missed shots while handing Texas its second straight loss at home against a mid-major opponent, 54-53.
Evans jumper wins it as VCU beats Hofstra 69-67 in OT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans hit a jumper in the final seconds of overtime to win it and VCU beat Hofstra 69-67 on Saturday night.
The Rams (5-1) trailed early in overtime until Issac Vann sank a layup to tie it 67-67. A minute later, Marcus Evans made his put-back jumper for the lead with :28 seconds remaining and Hofstra's Justin Wright-Foreman missed a 3-pointer as time expired.
De'Riante Jenkins scored 19 points for VCU. Vann had 16 and Evans finished with 13.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Williams scored five of his 14 points in the last 58 seconds, breaking a late tie with a tough shot in a crowd and pushing Virginia Commonwealth to a 77-72 victory over Dayton in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Thursday.
No. 9 seed VCU (18-14) meets 25th-ranked and top-seeded Rhode Island, the defending A-10 Tournament champion, in the quarterfinal round Friday.
Aldridge, Grady lead Davidson past VCU 74-63
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Peyton Aldridge had 23 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double, Kellan Grady scored 19 points and Davidson pulled away from VCU for a 74-63 win Wednesday night.
KiShawn Pritchett, with four 3-pointers, and Jon Axel Gudmundsson both had 12 points for the Wildcats (14-10, 9-4 Atlantic 10 Conference). Aldridge has reached double figures in 33 straight games and Grady is Davidson's top scoring freshman (16 ppg) since Stephen Curry averaged 21.5 in 2006-07.
Jenkins, Tillman score 18, lead VCU past GW 87-63
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — De'Riante Jenkins and Justin Tillman scored 18 points apiece and VCU took control in the second half to defeat George Washington 87-63 on Saturday.
After slowly stretching a 41-37 halftime lead to double figures, Tillman and Jenkins combined for 16 straight points for the Rams (12-8, 4-3 Atlantic 10), who led 73-55 when Tillman's jumper with 5:20 to play ended that run. That basket started a 16-5 run as the lead reached 27.
VCU wins 15th straight A-10 home game, beats Duquesne 78-67
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jonathan Williams scored 21 points, Justin Tillman had 10 points and a season-high 17 rebounds, and VCU beat Duquesne 78-67 on Tuesday night.
VCU (11-6, 3-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) has won 15 straight conference home games dating to the 2015-16 season. Duquesne (12-5, 3-1) had its three-game win streak snapped.
Issac Vann added 15 points and De'Riante Jenkins 12 for the Rams, who outrebounded Duquesne 50-31.
Tillman, Jenkins help VCU defeat VMI 75-65
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Justin Tillman scored 19 points with 13 rebounds and De'Riante Jenkins added 17 with four 3-pointers as VCU cruised past VMI 75-65 Friday night.
VCU (8-5) led for all but about two minutes and built a 39-21 halftime lead with 53 percent shooting before the break, including six of the team's nine 3-pointers. The Rams cooled off to 47 percent shooting for the game, but built a 23-point lead by 8:09 of the second half.
Tillman reaches 1,000, leads VCU past Winthrop 69-55
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Justin Tillman had 22 points, his sixth-straight 20-plus game, and surpassed 1,000 points for his career, leading VCU to a 69-55 win over Winthrop on Tuesday night.
Mike'l Simms added 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers, and De'Riante Jenkins scored 13 with three 3s for the Rams (7-5). Tillman also had 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and 18th of his career.
Tillman paces VCU to 82-75 rally against ODU
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Justin Tillman set a career high with 28 points and missed just three of 13 shots and De'Riante Jenkins scored 23 and Virginia Commonwealth rallied to beat Old Dominion 82-75 on Saturday night.
Ahmad Caver's 3 put Old Dominion up 59-48 with 13:45 left, and after VCU (5-3) called a timeout, the Rams erupted for a 17-2 run behind Jenkins, who made two 3s and a layup, and Tillman added a 3 and layup for a 65-61 lead.
VCU runs away from Cal 83-69 at Maui Invitational
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth's players felt the sting of hanging close to Marquette, only to lose it down the stretch in their Maui Invitational opener.
Coach Mike Rhoades preached resiliency when the Rams faced another team that let a victory slip away and they came through with a stellar performance.
Rams roll past Grambling, 94-65 in Rhoades’ VCU return
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Justin Tillman, Jonathan Williams and De'Riante Jenkins each scored 14 points and VCU made coach Mike Rhoades a winner in his debut with the Rams as they rolled over Grambling, 94-65 in the season opener Friday night.
The game marked the 100th consecutive sellout for VCU.
Rhoades, a former assistant coach and associate head coach under Shaka Smart at VCU, returns to the Rams after three seasons as head coach at Rice.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — JaQuan Lewis stepped up in the closing minutes of a quarterfinal that saw each team take off on extended runs and VCU got the last big one, pulling away late to defeat George Mason 71-60 on Friday in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Lewis had scored just five points until, with the score tied at 48-48 and under eight minutes remaining, he dialed a layup and two 3-pointers as second-seeded VCU sprinted off on a 16-4 run over the next five minutes.
VCU routs Howard 85-51 behind Lewis, Williams
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — JeQuan Lewis scored 17 points and had a career-high six steals and VCU never trailed, routing Howard 85-51 on Tuesday night to win its fourth straight.
Jonathan Williams had 14 points and six assists, Justin Tillman added 12 points, and Malik Crowfield scored 10. The Rams (10-3) scored 24 points off of 21 Howard turnovers and outscored the Bison 36-26 in the paint and 20-10 off fast breaks.
Jenkins scores 14 to lead VCU past Binghamton, 81-42
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — De'Riante Jenkins scored 14 points off the bench as Virginia Commonwealth came one long-distance jumper away from doubling up Binghamton, knocking off the Bearcats 81-42 Friday night in a Battle 4 Atlantis tournament game.
VCU grabbed the lead, 8-6, when Jenkins fed JeQuan Lewis for a 3-pointer with 13:08 left in the first half to spark a 15-0 run and a 20-6 lead with 6:19 to play.