2013–14 VCU Rams men's basketball team

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2013–14 VCU Rams men's basketball
VCU Athletics logo 2012.png
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2013–14 record 26–9 (12–4 A10)
Head coach Shaka Smart (5th year)
Assistant coach Mike Rhoades
Assistant coach Jeremy Ballard
Assistant coach Mike Morell
Home arena Stuart C. Siegel Center
Seasons
« 2012–13 2014–15 »
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

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 incoming team members[edit]

2013–14 team recruits[edit]

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 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/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 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/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 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/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 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/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:

Roster[edit]

2013–14 VCU Rams men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 0 Lyles, JairusJairus Lyles 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Washington, D.C.
G 1 Lewis, JeQuanJeQuan Lewis 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Dickson, TN
G 2 Weber, BrianteBriante Weber 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Chesapeake, VA
F 4 Shannon, TerranceTerrance Shannon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Sr Forsyth, GA
G 5 Brooks, DougDoug Brooks 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Lake Wales, FL
G 11 Brandenberg, RobRob Brandenberg 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Gahanna, OH
F 12 Alie-Cox, MoMo Alie-Cox 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS Fr Middleburg, VA
G 14 Burston, ToreyTorey Burston 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS Fr Richmond, VA
F 15 Reddic, JuvonteJuvonte Reddic 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Winston-Salem, NC
G 20 Burgess, JordanJordan Burgess 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Midlothian, VA
G 21 Graham, TreveonTreveon Graham 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Washington, D.C.
F 23 Guest, JarredJarred Guest 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Columbia, SC
F 25 Simmons, AntraviousAntravious Simmons 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Miami, FL
G 32 Johnson, MelvinMelvin Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Bronx, NY
F 40 Burk, EmersonEmerson 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

Rankings[edit]

Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.

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
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

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Exhibition
November 2* #14 California (PA) W 92–54  Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Non-conference regular season
November 8* #14 Illinois State W 96–58  1–0 Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
November 12* #14 at #25 Virginia W 59–56  2–0 John Paul Jones Arena (13,881)
November 16* #14 Winthrop W 92–71  3–0 Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
November 21* #10 vs. Florida State
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off First Round)
L 67–85  3–1 Roberto Clemente Coliseum (4,952)
November 22* #10 vs. Long Beach State
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off Consolation Round)
W 73–67  4–1 Roberto Clemente Coliseum (5,835)
November 24* #10 vs. Georgetown
(Puerto Rico Tip-Off 5th place game)
L 80–84  4–2 Roberto Clemente Coliseum (N/A)
November 29* #24 Northeastern W 79–66  5–2 Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
December 1* #24 at Belmont W 81–68  6–2 Curb Event Center (4,811)
December 5* Eastern Kentucky W 71–68 OT 7–2 Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
December 8* Old Dominion
(Rivalry)
W 69–48  8–2 Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
December 14* at Northern Iowa L 68–77  8–3 McLeod Center (5,890)
December 17* Wofford W 72–57  9–3 Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
December 21* vs. Virginia Tech
(Governor's Invitational)
W 82–52  10–3 Richmond Coliseum (10,605)
December 28* vs. Boston College
(Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival)
W 69–50  11–3 Barclays Center (N/A)
January 3* Stony Brook W 81–63  12–3 Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Conference regular season
January 9 George Mason
(Rivalry)
W 71–57  13–3 (1–0) Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
January 14 at George Washington L 66–76  13–4 (1–1) Smith Center (4,874)
January 18 Duquesne W 80–65  14–4 (2–1) Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
January 22 at Dayton W 80–66  15–4 (3–1) UD Arena (12,512)
January 25 at La Salle W 97–87 2OT 16–4 (4–1) Tom Gola Arena (3,400)
January 29 Fordham W 76–60  17–4 (5–1) Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
February 1 Richmond
(Black & Blue Classic)
W 80–71  18–4 (6–1) Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
February 6 Rhode Island W 65–50  19–4 (7–1) Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
February 8 at Saint Joseph's L 62–69  19–5 (7–2) Hagan Arena (4,200)
February 12 George Washington W 92–75  20–5 (8–2) Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
February 15 at #12 Saint Louis L 62–64  20–6 (8–3) Chaifetz Arena (10,639)
February 21 at Massachusetts L 75–80  20–7 (8–4) Mullins Center (9,493)
February 27 at Fordham W 85–66  21–7 (9–4) Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,253)
March 1 #10 Saint Louis W 67–56  22–7 (10–4) Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
March 6 at Richmond
(Black & Blue Classic)
W 56–50  23–7 (11–4) Robins Center (7,201)
March 8 St. Bonaventure W 86–67  24–7 (12–4) Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,741)
Atlantic 10 Tournament
March 14 #23 vs. Richmond
(Quarterfinals)
W 71–53  25–7 Barclays Center (8,755)
March 15 #23 vs. George Washington
(Semifinals)
W 74–55  26–7 Barclays Center (10,133)
March 16 #23 vs. St. Joseph's
(Championship)
L 61–65  26-8 Barclays Center (8,886)
NCAA Tournament
March 21* #24 (S 5) vs. (S 12) Stephen F. Austin
(Second round)
L 75–77 OT 26–9 Viejas Arena (11,488)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region S=South.

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