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2009-04-09 13:59:01

New Alabama men's basketball Coach Anthony Grant was introduced Thursday at a packed on-campus news conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Grant, 42, left Virginia Commonwealth last month and succeeds Mark Gottfried, who resigned in January. He led the VCU Rams to a 24-10 record, a CAA title and a first-round defeat to UCLA at the 2009 NCAA Tournament. His overall record at VCU was 76-25, with a 45-9 conference mark. In recruiting, we have some needs that we need to meet as a team right now, Grant...

2009-04-02 14:12:25

University of Florida assistant Shaka Smart was named the men's head basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth Thursday. Smart will be the 10th head coach in VCU history and succeeds Anthony Grant, who took a similar job on March 27 at the University of Alabama. Smart, a native of Madison, Wis., was the school's top pick among a pool of candidates and also held assistant coaching jobs at Clemson and Akron prior to joining Florida Coach Billy Donovan last season. I am thrilled to be a part of...

2009-03-27 20:19:54

Anthony Grant has decided to leave Virginia Commonwealth and become the basketball coach at Alabama, the Birmingham News reported Thursday. Grant led VCU to post-season appearances in each of the last two seasons. After putting together a championship season in the Colonial Athletic Association this year, his team fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to UCLA last week. Mark Gottfried resigned as Alabama's coach in January. Grant, 42, served as an assistant under Billy Donovan at...

2008-12-21 01:16:44

Tony Crocker led all scorers with 26 points Saturday night and No. 4 Oklahoma beat Virginia Commonwealth 81-70 in the All-College Classic. Crocker was 5-of-6 from three-point range for Oklahoma (11-0), while Blake Griffin finished with 18 points and seven rebounds, and Willie Warren and Austin Johnson had nine points each. Larry Sanders scored 16 for the Rams (7-4), who lost for the first time in their last five games. VCU was stubborn, trailing by just 32-31 late in the first half, but the...

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