The Rams erased a 12-point deficit late in the second half, but ultimately fell short 62-64 to conference-leading No. 12 Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Mo. on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Six players scored in double-figures and junior guard Briante Weber set the VCU career steals record as the Rams defeated cross-town rival University of Richmond 81-70 at the Siegel Center on Saturday, Feb. 1.
After defeating the University of Richmond 81-70 on Saturday, Feb. 1, the VCU men’s basketball team improved to 11-0 at home this season. The Rams’ undefeated home record and 16-game home win streak, which dates back to last season, helps reinforce the dominance head coach Shaka Smart’s teams have shown over the past three years at the Siegel Center, where the Rams have compiled a 45-3 record.
The VCU women’s basketball team has equaled its best start in school history with a 14-2 record on the season. The distinction comes on the heels of a 13-game winning streak, which spanned nearly two months from Nov. 17 to Jan. 8.
After shooting 55 percent from the floor, VCU men’s basketball defeated Illinois State University 96-58 in the season-opener at the Siegel Center on Friday night.