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Kitchen and the Seminoles trounced Notre Dame
Virginia Commonwealth is trying to become the first team in NCAA history to win seven games to win the championship.
The Rams beat USC 59-46 in the “first round” of the NCAA Tournament. Virginia Commonwealth then shocked Georgetown 74-56. The Rams then went out and beat Purdue 94-76.
Trying to figure out the Rams is maddening, as they are likely the most inconsistent team in the country.
Purdue Coach Matt Painter summed it up best saying, “If you watched VCU a certain time in the season you wouldn’t see what you just watched out there, then you watch them during a four or five game stretch and you literally think they can beat any team in the country.”
Florida State used their stifling defense to get to the Sweet 16 round. The Seminoles beat down Texas A & M 57-50, limiting the Aggies to a shooting percentage of just 32 percent.
Florida State then knocked out Notre Dame 71-57 with smothering defense. The Seminoles led by as many as 23 points in the first half on the strength of knocking down seven three-pointers.
“If we can stay consistent on the offensive end, I like our chances,” said guard Derwin Kitchen. “We’ve just been so up and down and inconsistent on the offensive end, it allowed us to stumble at times and lose a few games. If we can stay consistent and execute on the offensive end, I like our chances because we play so well on the defensive end.”
Prediction: Both teams will likely be flat on the offensive end after being showered with praise all week long. Florida State is the choice because they have been the more consistent team on the defensive end.