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Virginia Commonwealth University


  • UMass trails 3-7 (.300)
  • Last meeting: 2/26/2020, UMass 60 - VCU 52
  • First meeting: 2/14/2013, VCU 86 - UMass 68


  • VCU moved from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) to the Atlantic 10 for the 2012-13 season.1)
  • VCU and fellow A-10 member Richmond are cross-town rivals.
  • UMass was scheduled to play VCU in Second Round of 2020 A-10 Tournament. Remainder of college basketball season was cancelled on 3/12, just before A-10 playoffs, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the USA.

Game History

DateGame ResultsSiteUM CoachGame NotesConferenceHead CoachNickname
2/14/2013L 86-68AwayDerek Kellogg At Verizon Wireless Arena in the Siegel Center. Underdog UM built a 5-point halftime lead, but VCU started second half with full-court trapping defense, and UM folded under the pressure. VCU 21-1 run put the game away. UM 24 turnovers. Atlantic 10 Shaka SmartRams
3/16/2013L 71-62NeutralDerek KelloggAtlantic-10 Tournament semifinal at Barclays Center. VCU 2 Seed, UM 6 Seed. UM pulls within 4 late, but falls short. Three Minutemen in double-figure rebounding. Chaz & Cady hit 7 and 6 FGs respectively, but no other Minuteman hits more than 1.Atlantic 10Shaka SmartRams
2/21/2014W 80-75Home (MC)Derek KelloggUM handles the Havoc pressure and gets a huge win in front of a sold-out crowd and an ESPN2 audience. Carter a point away from a double-double. Nice game for Trey Davis off the bench. UM steals 12 from VCU, and forces the Rams into more turnovers. VCU hurts their chances with 10-22 FT shooting. Atlantic 10Shaka SmartRams
2/21/2015L 78-72AwayDerek KelloggAt Verizon Wireless Arena in the Siegel Center. UM gets off to slow start, committing 12 first-half turnovers, but chips away and cuts deficit to 5 at halftime. UM takes lead in second half, but allows a 17-5 run and can't recover. Dyson career highs with 12 & 10. Atlantic 10Shaka SmartRams
2/11/2016W 69-63Home (MC)Derek KelloggUM lets a 15-point second-half lead turn into a tie game, but regroups to hold off the Rams. Backcourt attack returns: Clark 22, Davis & Hinds 18 each. Berger leaves game after collision, goes into concussion evaluation. Atlantic 10Will WadeRams
3/11/2016L 85-70NeutralDerek KelloggA-10 Tourney Quarter-Final, at Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY. Seeds: UM 10, VCU 2. Rams push a 9-point halftime lead to 26 with a 23-6 run to start the second half, burying UM's chances. VCU kills UM on the glass: 20/49 to 4/31. Hinds & Holloway 16 points each, Clark held to just 8 on 2-8 FG shooting.Atlantic 10Will WadeRams
1/7/2017L 81-64AwayDerek KelloggAt Verizon Wireless Arena in the Siegel Center. Holloway's 2nd straight double-double, but Anderson (12) is the only other UM double-figure scorer. Four double-figure scorers for VCU, and they win the glass 45-32. VCU 23-7 run the difference. UM struggles again from 3: 4-18 (22%).Atlantic 10Will WadeRams
2/21/2018L 82-78Home (MC)Matt McCallPipkins carries team on his back again, shooting 8-13 from 3, but can't get quite enough from the limited supporting cast. KTM is out with concussion symptoms, and West fills in with 18 minutes / 6 boards / 2 points. CJ 15 pts, Pierre 10 Atlantic 10Mike RhoadesRams
1/19/2019L 68-50AwayMatt McCallAt Verizon Wireless Arena in the Siegel Center. UM only down 4 at the half, but falls apart in the second, only scoring 22. In H2, UM shot 8-28 (.285) overall, and 1-12 (.083) from 3. Pip struggles again, shooting 3-15. Cobb 4 baskets, then no other UM player makes more than 2. Sloppy game with 19 turnovers for each team.Atlantic 10Mike RhoadesRams
2/26/2020W 60-52Home (MC)Matt McCallPierre notches his first 20+ point game in over a month to lead UM to victory over an injury-bitten Rams team. Tre does Tre things with 19 & 15 and wins the big-man battle over Santos-Silva (14 & 11). UM holds VCU to 19 points in the second half, their lowest in a half in over 5 years. Atlantic 10Mike RhoadesRams
3/12/2020CancelledNeutralMatt McCallA-10 Tournament Second Round, at Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY. Remainder of college basketball season was cancelled on 3/12, just before A-10 playoffs, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the USA. UMass was scheduled to play VCU.Atlantic 10Mike RhoadesRams
opponent_vcu.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/02 23:14 by mikeuma