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2017 Schedule
26-9, 2nd in A 10
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6dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Rhoades set to replace Wade as coach at VCU

Mike Rhoades says he is leaving Rice to take the head-coaching job at VCU, where he was an assistant under Shaka Smart for five seasons.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

VCU expected to hire former assistant and current Rice head coach Mike Rhoades to replace Will Wade, source told ESPN. First reported by Gary Parrish of CBS.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Rice head coach and former VCU assistant Mike Rhoades is the frontrunner to replace Will Wade, sources told ESPN.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

One name to watch to be the next guy at VCU is Rice's Mike Rhoades. Was an assistant at VCU for five seasons, won 23 games this season at Rice.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

LSU has agreed to a six-year deal with VCU's Will Wade, sources told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

VCU's Will Wade has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the LSU opening, sources told ESPN. Two sides have had discussions today.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

VCU's Will Wade the hottest commodity on the coaching carousel right now. Several programs have him at or near top of their list.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Saint Mary's couldn't get much attention this season largely because the Gaels lost three times to Gonzaga by an average of 17 points per drubbing. But you can be worse that the Bulldogs and still play pretty well. SMC dispatched VCU thanks to a combined 50 points on 16-of-26 shooting from Joe Rahon, Jock Landale and Calvin Hermanson.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

St. Marys heads into the half with a comfortable 46-31 lead. The Gaels shot 64 percent from the floor, which is even more impressive when considering the fact that VCU has held opponents to 42 percent from the floor.

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Thursday viewers' guide: VCU-Saint Mary's

No. 10 seed VCU over No. 7 Saint Mary's is among Thursday's likeliest upsets. But the Gaels' Jock Landale, our player to watch in Salt Lake City, might have something to say about that.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Both No. 7 seed Saint Mary's and No. 10 seed VCU reached the final of their respective conference tournaments, but ESPN's BPI likes the Gaels as overwhelming favorites to knock out the Rams in the Round of 64 Thursday night in Salt Lake City.

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12dAustin Ward

Weber using 'VCU story' to motivate K-State

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber has been emphasizing to his team that playing in the First Four is an "advantage," citing VCU's historic Final Four run in 2011.

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13dJohn Gasaway

The numbers to know for all 68 tourney teams

How good is UCLA's up-tempo offense? And just how powerful is Gonzaga's inside attack? We've got the most important numbers for the Bruins and Zags, plus the rest of the field.

March Madness: Saint Mary's Aussie connection (1:01)
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14dEamonn Brennan

New-look VCU back for more

The defining legacy of Shaka Smart's tenure at VCU, defined by its patented "havoc" defense, has now blended into an evolving mix of styles under Will Wade.

Rams' offense could hold them back (0:43)

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.7138th
Rebounds Per Game36.4Tied-135th
Assists Per Game15.0Tied-77th
Points Allowed66.954th

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record13-15
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances15