It wasn't pretty, but VCU managed to get the job done, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, thanks to their win over USC by the score of 59-46. The real March Madness starts now for the Rams, as they will have to travel from Dayton to Chicago to take on the Georgetown Hoyas. USC got VCU into foul trouble, but they were effective in shutting down the bigs of USC and their three point shooting in the second half was stellar after a poor first half. All in all, it was a scrappy and a sloppy game with a lot of turnovers and poor shot selection, but a win is a win. VCU advances, and USC goes home before playing in the proper rounds of the tournament.
Updated 2011 NCAA Tournament Southwest region bracket and schedule:
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Boston University, March 18th at 6:50 pm ET on TBS
No. 8 UNLV vs. No. 9 Illinois, March 18th at 9:20 on TBS
No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Morehead St., March 17th at 1:40 on TBS
No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Richmond, March 17th at 4:10 on TBS
No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 St. Peters, March 18th at 7:20 on TNT
No. 6 Georgetown vs. No. 11 VCU, March 18 at 9:50 on TNT
No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Akron, March 18th at 1:40 on TBS
No 7. Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Florida St., March 18th at 4:40 on TBS
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