NCAA Men's Basketball

VCU Rams (26-9)


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vs. GMason 
W 72-60
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vs. GMason 
W 71-60
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vs. Rich 
W 87-77
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vs. URI 
L 63-70
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@ StMry 
L 77-85
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VCU welcomes Rhoades back, he says career ride 'stops here'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Mike Rhoades received what felt like a hero's welcome when he returned to Virginia to be introduced Wednesday as VCU's next men's basketball coach.

The popular former assistant was re-introduced to Rams fans Wednesday at the Siegel Center, where his work over five years with Shaka Smart endeared him to the VCU faithful. A crowd of several hundred people, many on their lunch break, welcomed him with a standing ovation and raucous cheers.

"This is a dream come true to me and my family to be the head coach at VCU, to be standing here representing the Rams. I'm truly humbled and very appreciative," Rhoades told the crowd.

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Leaders
Points: J. Lewis15.2
Rebounds: J. Tillman8.7
Assists: J. Lewis4.5
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Lewis81.8%
3P%: J. Lewis36.7%
Steals: J. Lewis1.7
Blocks: M. Alie-Cox2.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Atlantic 10 Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Dayton 15-3 24-8
VCU 14-4 26-9
Rhode Island 13-5 25-10
Richmond 13-5 22-13
St. Bonaventure 11-7 20-12
George Washington 10-8 20-15
George Mason 9-9 20-14
La Salle 9-9 15-15
Davidson 8-10 17-15
Fordham 7-11 13-19
Saint Louis 6-12 12-21
Massachusetts 4-14 15-18
Saint Joseph's 4-14 11-20
Duquesne 3-15 10-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.7 (143)
Rebounds: 11.0 (138)
Assists: 15.0 (80)
FG%: 46.1% (86)
FT%: 70.5% (165)
3P%: 33.1% (272)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 66.9 (54)
Rebounds: 25.4 (164)
Assists: 10.6 (17)
FG%: 42.2% (93)
FT%: 69.7% (143)
3P%: 33.8% (118)