If there was ever a doubt before, the VCU Rams solidified themselves as this year’s best story of the NCAA tournament with their win over number one seed Kansas on Sunday night. At this point, if your bracket isn’t completely busted, you’re either a compulsive liar or you filled out 263 different brackets.
The number 11 seed Virginia Commonwealth University Rams took a double digit lead into halftime and were able to hold off the hot Kansas Jayhawks second half burst to go on to a 71-61 win in front of a pro-Kansas crowd in San Antonio.
An interesting stat pointed out on ESPN.com was that VCU has hit 12 three pointers versus Georgetown, Florida State and Kansas and has made 32.1 percent from two point range, but 48 percent from three point range. Crazy.
Only two other number eleven seeds have every made the Final Four, LSU in 1986 and VCU’s fellow Colonial Athletic Association team, George Mason in 2006. The Rams are the only of those teams to win by such a high margin, an average of 12 points per game.
VCU’s next stop is Houston, where they face number eight seed Butler who took down Florida 74-71 to win the Southeast. You’ll have to wait ’til April to see how March Madness finishes, but it promises to be well worth the wait.