2009–10 VCU Rams men's basketball team

The 2009–10 VCU Rams men's basketball team represented Virginia Commonwealth University during the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Shaka Smart's first season at VCU. The Rams compete in the Colonial Athletic Association and played their home games at Stuart C. Siegel Center. They finished the season 27–9, 11–7 in CAA play and lost in the semifinals of the 2010 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament. They were champions of the 2010 College Basketball Invitational.

2009–10 VCU Rams men's basketball
VCU Varsity old logo.svg
College Basketball Invitational Champions
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
2009–10 record27–9 (11–7 CAA)
Head coachShaka Smart
Assistant coachWill Wade
Assistant coachMike Rhoades
Assistant coachMike Jones
Home arenaStuart C. Siegel Center
Seasons
2009–10 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Old Dominion 15 3   .833     27 9   .750
Northeastern 14 4   .778     20 13   .606
William & Mary 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
George Mason 12 6   .667     17 15   .531
VCU 11 7   .611     27 9   .750
Drexel 11 7   .611     16 16   .500
Hofstra 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Towson 6 12   .333     10 21   .323
Georgia State 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
UNCW 5 13   .278     9 22   .290
James Madison 4 14   .222     13 20   .394
Delaware 3 15   .167     7 24   .226
2010 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PreseasonEdit

In the CAA preseason polls, released October 20 in Washington, DC, VCU was predicted to finish third in the CAA.[1] Jr. forward Larry Sanders was selected to the preseason all conference first team.

RosterEdit

Source[2]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
1 Larry Sanders 6'11" 235 F Jr. Fort Pierce, FL Port St. Lucie HS
2 Issiah Grayson 5'11" 160 G Fr. Atlanta, GA Findlay Prep
4 Terrance Saintil 6'8" 240 F So. North Miami, FL Monsignor Edward Pace HS
10 Darius Theus 6'3" 195 G Fr. Portsmouth, VA I. C. Norcom HS
11 Kirill Pishchalnikov 6'8" 265 F Sr. Maykop, Russia MGGTK AGU
12 Joey Rodriguez 5'10" 175 G Jr. Oviedo, FL Lake Howell HS
20 Bradford Burgess 6'5" 215 G So. Midlothian, VA Benedictine HS
21 Jamie Skeen 6'9" 245 F Jr. Charlotte, NC North Mecklenburg HS
Wake Forest
30 Troy Daniels 6'4" 195 G Fr. Roanoke, VA William Fleming HS
32 Brandon Rozzell 6'2" 185 G Jr. Richmond, VA Highland Springs HS
34 David Hinton 6'8" 230 F Fr. Winston-Salem, NC RJ Reynolds HS
42 T.J. Gwynn 6'4" 205 F Sr. Burlington, NC Cummings HS
50 Ed Nixon 6'4" 200 G Jr. St. Petersburg, FL Lakewood HS

Schedule and resultsEdit

Source[3]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/5/2009*
7:30pm
Virginia Union
U.S Army Downtown Showdown
W 85–55 
Stuart C. Siegel Center (NA)
Richmond, VA
Regular season
11/13/2009*
7:30pm
Bethune–Cookman W 77–51  1–0
Stuart C. Siegel Center (6,741)
Richmond, VA
11/18/2009*
7:00pm
at Western Michigan L 83–67  1–1
University Arena (2,654)
Kalamazoo, MI
11/21/2009*
7:30pm
No. 17 Oklahoma W 82–69  2–1
Stuart C. Siegel Center (NA)
Richmond, VA
11/23/2009*
7:00pm
at Hampton W 63–52  3–1
Hampton Convocation Center (3,214)
Hampton, VA
11/27/2009*
7:30pm
Nevada W 85–76  4–1
Stuart C. Siegel Center (5,769)
Richmond, VA
12/2/2009*
7:30pm
Rhode Island W 82–80  5–1
Stuart C. Siegel Center (5,229)
Richmond, VA
12/5/2009
12:00pm, CSNW/CSS
at William & Mary L 75–74  5–2 (0–1)
Kaplan Arena (3,215)
Williamsburg, VA
12/12/2009*
7:30pm
Richmond
Black & Blue Classic
W 65–57  6–2
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,567)
Richmond, VA
12/19/2009*
2:00pm
at Tulane W 78–77  7–2
Fogelman Arena (1,769)
New Orleans, LA
12/29/2009*
7:30pm
East Carolina W 82–74  8–2
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,124)
Richmond, VA
1/2/2010
2:00pm
UNC Wilmington W 91–57  9–2 (1–1)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (5,828)
Richmond, VA
1/4/2010
7:00pm, CSNW/CSS
Northeastern L 62–57  9–3 (1–2)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (5,741)
Richmond, VA
1/6/2010
7:00pm
at Drexel L 75–72  9–4 (1–3)
Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,417)
Philadelphia, PA
1/9/2010
2:00pm
Delaware W 77–64  10–4 (2–3)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,152)
Richmond, VA
1/12/2010
7:00pm, ESPNU
at Hofstra W 81–68  11–4 (3–3)
Hofstra Arena (2,224)
Hempstead, NY
1/16/2010
6:00pm
at Georgia State W 82–69  12–4 (4–3)
GSU Sports Arena (1,697)
Atlanta, GA
1/20/2010
7:00pm
William & Mary W 81–59  13–4 (5–3)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,524)
Richmond, VA
1/23/2010
1:00pm, TCN/CSNW/CSS
at Northeastern L 74–62  13–5 (5–4)
Matthews Arena (2,858)
Boston, MA
1/27/2010
7:30pm
Towson W 112–53  14–5 (6–4)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (5,384)
Richmond, VA
1/30/2010
2:00pm, CSN+
Georgia State W 78–62  15–5 (7–4)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (4,548)
Richmond, VA
2/3/2010
7:00pm
at UNC Wilmington W 73–68  16–5 (8–4)
Trask Coliseum (2,375)
Wilmington, NC
2/6/2010
4:00pm, TCN/CSNW/CSS
Old Dominion W 70–58  17–5 (9–4)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (7,556)
Richmond, VA
2/9/2010
7:00pm, ESPNU
at George Mason L 82–77  17–6 (9–5)
Patriot Center (5,486)
Fairfax, VA
2/13/2010
6:00pm, TCN/CSNW
at James Madison L 76–71  17–7 (9–6)
JMU Convocation Center (5,398)
Harrisonburg, VA
2/16/2010
7:00pm, TCN/CSNW
Drexel W 73–54  18–7 (10–6)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (5,127)
Richmond, VA
2/20/2010*
7:00pm, ESPNU
at Akron
ESPNU BracketBusters
W 70–53  19–7
Stuart C. Siegel Center (3,882)
Richmond, VA
2/24/2010
7:30pm
at James Madison W 76–62  20–7 (11–6)
Stuart C. Siegel Center (6,873)
Richmond, VA
2/27/2010
4:00pm, CSNW
at Old Dominion L 73–70  20–8 (11–7)
Ted Constant Convocation Center (8,424)
Norfolk, VA
CAA Tournament
3/5/2010
6:00pm
vs. Delaware
First Round
W 66–49  21–8
Richmond Coliseum (4,854)
Richmond, VA
3/6/2010
2:30pm, CSN
vs. George Mason
Quarterfinals
W 75–60  22–8
Richmond Coliseum (8,908)
Richmond, VA
3/7/2010
3:00pm, CSN
vs. Old Dominion
Semifinals
L 73–69 OT 22–9
Richmond Coliseum (NA)
Richmond, VA
CBI
3/16/2010
7:00pm, HDNet
at George Washington
First Round
W 79–73  23–9
Charles E. Smith Athletic Center (793)
Washington, DC
3/22/2010
7:00pm, HDNet
College of Charleston
Quarterfinals
W 93–86  24–9
Stuart C. Siegel Center (3,297)
Richmond, VA
3/24/2010
7:00pm, HDNet
Boston University
Semifinals
W 88–75  25–9
Stuart C. Siegel Center (3,352)
Richmond, VA
3/29/2010
7:00pm, HDNet
Saint Louis
Finals–Game 1
W 68–56  26–9
Stuart C. Siegel Center (4,386)
Richmond, VA
3/31/2010
8:00pm, HDNet
at Saint Louis
Finals–Game 2
W 71–65  27–9
Chaifetz Arena (5,612)
Saint Louis, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.caasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=43048&SPID=3455&DB_OEM_ID=8500&ATCLID=204817269
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2010-03-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "2009-10 Schedule". Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-28.