10:00 PM ET, March 19, 2009
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• UCLA, which has made the Final Four each of the last three seasons, narrowly escaped a first-round exit.
• All five Bruins starters were in double figures, led by Josh Shipp with 16 points. Nikola Dragovic had 10 points and 12 rebounds, his first double-double of the season.
• Eric Maynor missed a jump shot as time expired that would have given the Rams the win. Maynor led all scorers with 21 points, but was just 5-for-15 from the field.
• UCLA has won four straight first round games (last lost to Texas Tech in 2005). VCU gets bounced in the opening round for the fourth time in their nine NCAA tournament appearances.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-49 (.408)||21-52 (.404)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-15 (.400)||6-12 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-25 (.720)||17-19 (.895)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
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