9:55 PM ET, March 25, 2011
Bradford Burgess, Rob Brandenberg lead VCU past Florida State in OT
SAN ANTONIO -- Throughout its surprising run in the NCAA tournament, Virginia Commonwealth kept winning by wide margins, never having to worry about staring down the big boys in pressure situations.Well, it turns out VCU can do that, too.Bradford Burgess made a layup off an inbounds pass with 7.1 seconds left in overtime, and Rob Brandenberg blocked a shot at the buzzer, giving VCU a 72-71 victory over Florida State in a Southwest Region semifinal Friday night."Guts -- just guts and want-to," second-year coach Shaka Smart said.
• Bradford Burgess made the winning layup with six seconds left as VCU advanced to its first Elite Eight.
• An 11-seed reached the Elite Eight for the fifth time. No. 11 seeds are 2-2 in the Elite Eight.
• Derwin Kitchen led Florida State with a season-high 23 points.
• VCU will play Kansas in the Elite Eight. VCU has never played a top seed in the NCAA tournament.
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NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-53 (.453)||26-71 (.366)|
|3P Made-Attempted||12-26 (.462)||7-19 (.368)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-20 (.600)||12-18 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
|» Mar 25, 2011||VCU 72, @FSU 71||Recap|
VCU continues it's run knocking off a Big Conference opponent each step of the way. The Rams beat USC out of the Pac Ten, Georgetown of the Big East, Purdue of the Big Ten and Florida State from the ACC. Another big test Sunday as they face the Big 12s Kansas.[+]
Shaka The World - VCU in 2011 Men's Basketball Championship
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