VCU was able to pull out a close win without their oncourt leader. They'd just rather not have to do it again.
Shaka Smart said on Wednesday that senior point guard Darius Theus is "not 100%", and he's getting treatment around the clock. Smart said that he thinks Theus will play, and that VCU trainer Ed Benion is optimistic that Theus will be ready.
Theus is incredibly anxious to play Friday night at Old Dominion. The Ted Constant Convocation Center is just minutes from where Theus grew up. But even Theus admits that he will not push it if he feels he is not ready.
Sophomore Ted Okereafor started at point guard vs. Belmont, but Smart said he did not play very well. But, Smart said, Briante Weber played incredible well in the victory. Smart said he has not decided who will start if Theus cannot play Friday.
The VCU-ODU rivalry feels a little different this year. With the Rams in the Atlantic-10, this is not a conference game anymore, so the game is in December instead of towards the end of the year. Also, the Monarchs have struggled mightily, starting the season 1-7.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:50 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:50:07 GMT
The Richmond Flying Squirrels (35-34) stopped their franchise record seven-game losing streak with a walk-off, 3-2, win over the Binghamton Mets (43-27) in the first game of a doubleheader at The DiamondMore >>
The Flying Squirrels snapped their losing streak but split their doubleheader with Binghamton Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:37 GMT
Troy Daniels connected on 124 three pointers during the 2012-2013 season, marking a VCU program single season record. Now, the former Ram guard hopes that kind of talent will earn him a spot on an NBAMore >>
The former VCU guard has worked out for several NBA teams in hopes of hearing his name called in next Thursday's draft.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:09:31 GMT
The Flying Squirrels will go after a much-needed win at The Diamond on Tuesday, but Monday saw the team helping others win in the community. The team held its first annual charity golf tournament at theMore >>
The Flying Squirrels spent their off day at their first annual charity golf tournament, raising money for the Miracle League of Richmond.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-06-17 03:55:29 GMT
Colonial Downs racetrack hosted their second annual camel and ostrich races as part of the regular slate of races Sunday. Four riders took part in the race, two of them full-time jockeys at the track,More >>
Colonial Downs racetrack held it's annual camel and ostrich races on Sunday.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:38:36 GMT
The Reading Fightins (28-39) completed a three-game sweep of the Richmond Flying Squirrels (34-33) with a 5-4 victory in front of 8,040 at The Diamond on Sunday afternoon. The Squirrels established twoMore >>
The Reading Fightins completed a three-game sweep of the Richmond Flying Squirrels with a 5-4 victory in front of 8,040 at The Diamond on Sunday afternoon.More >>