NCAA Bracket Update: VCU Outlasts Florida State In Overtime, Moves On To Elite 8

VCU coach Shaka Smart drew up a great inbounds pass that worked to perfection and the Rams ensured there will be one team from the city of Richmond in the Elite Eight.

Bradford Burgess scored a layup off a bounce pass from Joey Rodriguez with 7.1 seconds left in overtime, and 11th-seeded VCU made it to the Southwest Regional final of the NCAA Tournament with a dramatic 72-71 squeaker over No. 10 seed Florida State.

After Burgess' basket, the Seminoles (23-11) had one last effort snuffed out. Derwin Kitchen drove to the right baseline, but passed to Chris Singleton. His shot was blocked by Jamie Skeen as the buzzer sounded.

The Rams (27-11) will next face Kansas, the lone remaining top-seeded team in the tourney. The Jayhawks blew out No. 12 seed Richmond, 77-57, in the first game Friday at the Alamodome.

For more on the game, VCU fans should celebrate at SB Nation DC, while dejected Florida State fans should head to Tomahawk Nation to sulk.

EAST REGION
No. 4 Kentucky def, No. 1 Ohio State, 62-60
No. 2 UNC def. No. 11 Marquette, 81-63

WEST REGION
No. 5 Arizona Wildcats def. No. 1 Duke Blue Devils, 99-77
No. 3 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 2 San Diego State, 74-67

SOUTHWEST REGION
No. 1 Kansas def. No. 12 Richmond Spiders, 77-57
No. 11 VCU Rams def. No. 10 Florida State Seminoles, 72-71 (OT)

SOUTHEAST REGION
No. 8 Butler def. No. 4 Wisconsin, 61-54 
No. 2 Florida def. No. 3 BYU. Thursday, 84-73

More 2011 March Madness resources: Visit our NCAA Tournament hub for up-to-date news and information ... updated printable NCAA Tournament bracket.

Check the full NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 schedule, and see predictions and previews for each game.

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