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A Record stolen from Briante Weber


VCU saw there 12 game win streak come to an end as well as the colegiate career of guard Briante Weber. He suffered a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus during the closing minutes of the No. 14 Rams’ 64-55 loss to the Richmond Spiders on Saturday, school spokesman Scott Day said.

Weber, who was on pace to break the NCAA record for all-time steals, was driving down the lane against the Spiders when his knee appeared to buckle during a jump stop. He left the game for the locker room, returning later on crutches.

Weber went for an MRI late on Saturday night, which determined the extent of the injury. Coach Shaka Smart deferred comment, asking instead to be able to be with Weber immediately following the diagnosis.

The loss of Weber is a huge blow to the Rams. The senior, who was just 12 steals away from setting the all-time record, is the personification of VCU’s HAVOC defense, as well as the team’s key distributor from the point.

As the game against Richmond proved, the Rams are easier to beat when they can’t get into their pressure defense. Richmond forced VCU outside the arc, where the Rams hit only three of 20 attempts which ultimately lead to their demise.

Weber averaged 7.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.8 steals for the Rams this season. Everyone at hopes Weber has a speady recovery as he comes back from this horrible injury.

Briante Weber injury

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