27 March 2011

VCU Reaches 2011 Final Four After Defeating Kansas

Can somebody explain this to me? Virginia Commonwealth, who a couple of weeks ago did not deserve to even make the 2011 NCAA Tournament, makes a seemingly miraculous run to the Final Four by defeating USC in the First Four, then Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State, and the top seed in the Southwest region, the Kansas Jayhawks, to get there? Even as I am writing this it seems improbable and miraculous. But behind  terrific three point shooting and an awesome performance from Jamie Skeen (26 points), the Rams are headed to the Final Four after defeating Kansas 71-61 today in the Southwest regional final.
This will be VCU's first Final Four appearance ever. Meanwhile, this will be the first Final Four since 2006 and the third time overall that no number one seeds made the Final Four since seeding began over thirty years ago. This is only the third time, and we all remember the last time, that an 11 seed is one of the Final Four teams, which is the lowest seed ever to win a region.
The Rams will take on the Butler Bulldogs, no stranger to shocking Final Four runs, on Saturday down in Houston and the winner will advance to the National Championship game.
Check out the highlights from the Alamodome.

1 comment:

  1. This has been one the strangest tournaments I’ve ever seen. VCU’s win sets up a historic game with Butler, two unranked teams in Final Four game. This occurrence says a lot about college basketball today, anyone can win it all.