Selection Sunday - Stories about first round
Media After Selection Sundayand before VCU's Game against the Witchita State Shockers. Mar 13
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Cinderella stories have been easier to come by lately at the NCAA tournament. Two years ago, Butler made it to the national championship before losing to Duke. Last year, the Bulldogs were back in the Final Four and had to beat another mid-major team, VCU, to make it to the title game, where they lost to UConn.
Iona College of New York has a chance to become this year’s Virginia Commonwealth after getting one of the last two invitations to the national men’s college basketball tournament.
At least one No. 5 seed will fall to a No. 12 seed.
The best playoff in sports is the NCAA men's college basketball tournament.
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The VCU Rams take on the Wichita State Shockers Thursday night in Portland, Oregon. Some fans are already making their travel plans to see the players in action.
The 2012 NCAA Tournament may end up being on of the most competitive fields in recent memory. While there are five to 10 elite teams this year, the quality of the entire field is incredibly high.
For a moment, Lewis Jackson thought the worst. How could he not?
The Harvard Crimson react after seeing they've been drawn against Vandy. (AP photo)
Despite losing four starters from last year's Final Four team, the Virginia Commonwealth Rams put together a fine regular season and ran the table in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, beating George Mason and No. 1 seed Drexel on their way to a tournament championship and an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament.
Which sleeper bandwagon have you jumped on already?
Eye On College Basketball - CBSSports.com The 68 things we can't wait to see in this year's tournamentOf course we cannot wait to get this thing started in earnest on Thursday, but the tournament does indeed start tomorrow.
VCU ad (Via D.C. Sports Bog) When 11th-seeded VCU made its improbable run from the First Four to the Final Four last March, the school responded by selling T-shirts with clever slogans like "There goes my bracket" and "Whatcha talkin' 'bout Bilas?" The Rams made the NCAA tournament again this year ... and this time they didn't even bother to wait for an opening-round victory before dishing out some bravado.