The VCU men’s basketball team (2-0) won a close contest at John Paul Jones arena Tuesday night against the University of Virginia Cavaliers by a score of 59-56.
Several storylines can describe VCU’s 96-58 season-opening victory over Illinois State University, but arguably the biggest takeaway from Friday night’s win can be found in the Rams’ overwhelming display of depth.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved 28 changes to men’s and women’s basketball involving certain calls and reviews for the 2013-14 basketball season. A decreased national scoring average prompted the adjustments and free throw attempts are expected to increase as a result.
Coaching the men’s basketball team to victory is not the only thing Shaka Smart is concerned with this November.
Hours after the VCU men’s basketball team was ranked 15th in the USA Today Coaches Poll, VCU Athletics announced an agreement to extend head coach Shaka Smart’s contract through the 2028 season.