VCU Basketball: Rams This Year's Tournament Darlings
VCU Basketball Headed for a Third Straight Upset?
Coming into the NCAA Tournament, the VCU Rams were considered by many to be the questionable selection by the Selection Committee.
The Committee was blasted for putting a team such as VCU among the 68 teams in the NCAA Tourney field.
Now, after two straight upsets and the Rams currently battling a strong Purdue team, it appears we were all wrong and the Selection Committee was right: when do we ever hear that?
As Jerry Palm of CBS Sports pointed out before the Rams' game against the Boilermakers, "Now comes the biggest of the boys the Rams have faced all year. Naturally, they know they are up to the challenge.
"One thing is for sure -- VCU will be ready, chip firmly planted on its shoulder."
It's this chip on the shoulder that leads many teams such as VCU to shock the world, winners against USC and Georgetown thus far.
In the Rams' trouncing of Georgetown on Friday, four different players scored in double figures, including guard Brandon Rozzell, who had 26 points and six 3-pointers.
Rozzell averaged a little over 11 points per game leading up to the matchup with the Hoyas.
The Rams have undoubtedly been the biggest surprise of the tournament, fueled by the most important thing of all, desire to prove everyone wrong.
As VCU leads Purdue by 15 points with a little more than 14 minutes remaining in the game today, the Rams are proving what Pete Diprimio of the News-Sentinel highlighted:
"Go ahead and bad-mouth VCU about its appearance in Sunday night's NCAA tourney third-round game against Purdue. The Rams dare you."
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