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2013–14 VCU Rams men's basketball team

The 2013–14 VCU Rams men's basketball team represented Virginia Commonwealth University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. It was the 46th season of the University fielding a men's basketball program. Led by fifth-year head coach Shaka Smart, they played their home games at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. It was the second season for the Rams playing in the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 26–9, 12–4 in A-10 play to finish in second place. They advanced to the championship game of the A-10 Tournament where they lost to Saint Joseph's. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Stephen F. Austin.

2013–14 VCU Rams men's basketball
VCU Athletics logo 2012.png
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
APNo. 24
2013–14 record26–9 (12–4 A10)
Head coachShaka Smart (5th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaStuart C. Siegel Center
Seasons
2013–14 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#25 Saint Louis 13 3   .813     27 7   .794
#24 VCU 12 4   .750     26 9   .743
George Washington 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Saint Joseph's 11 5   .688     24 10   .706
UMass 10 6   .625     24 9   .727
Dayton 10 6   .625     26 11   .703
Richmond 8 8   .500     19 14   .576
La Salle 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
St. Bonaventure 6 10   .375     18 15   .545
Rhode Island 5 11   .313     14 18   .438
Duquesne 5 11   .313     13 17   .433
George Mason 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
Fordham 2 14   .125     10 21   .323
2014 A10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

2013–14 incoming team membersEdit

2013–14 team recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
JeQuan Lewis
PG
Dickson, TN Dickson County High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Feb 8, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Douglas Brooks
SG
Lake Wales, FL Lake Wales High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Apr 2, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 76
Jairus Lyles
SG
Silver Spring, MD DeMatha Catholic 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jul 1, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 74
Antravious Simmons
C
Miami, FL South Miami High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sep 1, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 66
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "VCU 2013 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  • "2013 VCU Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  • "VCU 2013 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.

RosterEdit

2013–14 VCU Rams men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Jairus Lyles 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Washington, D.C.
G 1 JeQuan Lewis 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Dickson, TN
G 2 Brianté Weber 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Chesapeake, VA
F 4 Terrance Shannon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Sr Forsyth, GA
G 5 Doug Brooks 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Lake Wales, FL
G 11 Rob Brandenberg 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Gahanna, OH
F 12 Mo Alie-Cox 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS Fr Middleburg, VA
G 14 Torey Burston 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS Fr Richmond, VA
F 15 Juvonte Reddic 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Winston-Salem, NC
G 20 Jordan Burgess 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Midlothian, VA
G 21 Treveon Graham 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Washington, D.C.
F 23 Jarred Guest 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Columbia, SC
F 25 Antravious Simmons 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Miami, FL
G 32 Melvin Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Bronx, NY
F 40 Emerson Burk (W) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Chesapeake, VA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: September 25, 2013

RankingsEdit

Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Wk 20 Final
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
AP 14 14 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 23 24 N/A
Coaches' 15 14 10 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 25 25 N/A

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 2*
7:30 pm
No. 14 California (PA) W 92–54 
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
Non-conference regular season
November 8*
7:00 pm, MASN
No. 14 Illinois State W 96–58  1–0
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
November 12*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 14 at No. 25 Virginia W 59–56  2–0
John Paul Jones Arena (13,881)
Charlottesville, VA
November 16*
7:00 pm, CSNMA+
No. 14 Winthrop W 92–71  3–0
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
November 21*
7:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 10 vs. Florida State
Puerto Rico Tip-Off First Round
L 67–85  3–1
Roberto Clemente Coliseum (4,952)
San Juan, PR
November 22*
7:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 10 vs. Long Beach State
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Consolation Round
W 73–67  4–1
Roberto Clemente Coliseum (5,835)
San Juan, PR
November 24*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 10 vs. Georgetown
Puerto Rico Tip-Off 5th place game
L 80–84  4–2
Roberto Clemente Coliseum (N/A)
San Juan, PR
November 29*
7:00 pm, WTVR/CSNMA+
No. 24 Northeastern W 79–66  5–2
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
December 1*
5:00 pm, CSNMA/SNY
No. 24 at Belmont W 81–68  6–2
Curb Event Center (4,811)
Nashville, TN
December 5*
7:00 pm, WTVR 6.3/CSNMA
Eastern Kentucky W 71–68 OT 7–2
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
December 8*
1:30 pm, CSNMA
Old Dominion
Rivalry
W 69–48  8–2
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
December 14*
12:00 pm, ESPNU
at Northern Iowa L 68–77  8–3
McLeod Center (5,890)
Cedar Falls, IA
December 17*
7:00 pm, WTVR 6.3
Wofford W 72–57  9–3
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
December 21*
5:30 pm, NBCSN
vs. Virginia Tech
Governor's Invitational
W 82–52  10–3
Richmond Coliseum (10,605)
Richmond, VA
December 28*
7:30 pm, FS2
vs. Boston College
Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival
W 69–50  11–3
Barclays Center (N/A)
Brooklyn, NY
January 3*
9:00 pm, WTVR 6.3/CSNMA+
Stony Brook W 81–63  12–3
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
Conference regular season
January 9
7:00 pm, CBSSN
George Mason
Rivalry
W 71–57  13–3 (1–0)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
January 14
7:00 pm, CBSSN
at George Washington L 66–76  13–4 (1–1)
Smith Center (4,874)
Washington, DC
January 18
4:00 pm, CBSSN
Duquesne W 80–65  14–4 (2–1)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
January 22
7:00 pm, CBSSN
at Dayton W 80–66  15–4 (3–1)
UD Arena (12,512)
Dayton, OH
January 25
12:00 pm, ESPN2
at La Salle W 97–87 2OT 16–4 (4–1)
Tom Gola Arena (3,400)
Philadelphia, PA
January 29
7:00 pm, WTVR 6.3
Fordham W 76–60  17–4 (5–1)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
February 1
12:00 pm, ESPN2
Richmond
Capital City Classic
W 80–71  18–4 (6–1)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
February 6
7:00 pm, CBSSN
Rhode Island W 65–50  19–4 (7–1)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
February 8
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at Saint Joseph's L 62–69  19–5 (7–2)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
February 12
7:00 pm, NBCSN
George Washington W 92–75  20–5 (8–2)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
February 15
2:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 12 Saint Louis L 62–64  20–6 (8–3)
Chaifetz Arena (10,639)
Saint Louis, MO
February 21
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at Massachusetts L 75–80  20–7 (8–4)
Mullins Center (9,493)
Amherst, MA
February 27
7:00 pm, CBSSN
at Fordham W 85–66  21–7 (9–4)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,253)
Bronx. NY
March 1
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 10 Saint Louis W 67–56  22–7 (10–4)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
March 6
9:00 pm, CBSSN
at Richmond
Capital City Classic
W 56–50  23–7 (11–4)
Robins Center (7,201)
Richmond, VA
March 8
7:00 pm, SNY
St. Bonaventure W 86–67  24–7 (12–4)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Richmond, VA
Atlantic 10 Tournament
March 14
6:30 pm, NBCSN
No. 23 vs. Richmond
Quarterfinals
W 71–53  25–7
Barclays Center (8,755)
Brooklyn, NY
March 15
4:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 23 vs. George Washington
Semifinals
W 74–55  26–7
Barclays Center (10,133)
Brooklyn, NY
March 16
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 23 vs. St. Joseph's
Championship
L 61–65  26-8
Barclays Center (8,886)
Brooklyn, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 21*
7:27 pm, TruTV
No. 24 (S 5) vs. (S 12) Stephen F. Austin
Second round
L 75–77 OT 26–9
Viejas Arena (11,488)
San Diego, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region S=South.

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