March 14, 2011 |
USC (19-14) vs. Virginia Commonwealth (23-11) WEDNESDAY, 6 P.M. PDT, AT DAYTON, OHIO How they got here: USC had five wins against teams ranked in the Ratings Percentage Index top-50 and a schedule strength that ranked 39th nationally; Virginia Commonwealth advanced to the Colonial Athletic Assn. tournament championship game against Old Dominion. Last 10 games: USC 7-3, VCU 5-5. Best wins/worst losses: USC defeated Texas (27-7), Arizona (27-7)
March 29, 2011 |
Reporting from Richmond, Va. — Banners commemorating each of Virginia Commonwealth's nine previous NCAA men's basketball tournament appearances hang from the rafters of the team's home court at the Siegel Center. Suffice to say, the 10th will be unique and raised amid much fanfare. Question is: Will it be a Final Four or, dare we ponder, national championship banner? "Making it to the NCAA tournament, I thought that was going to be a hard task," Rams forward Jamie Skeen said Tuesday.
March 9, 2004 |
Jesse Pellot-Rosa, a freshman walk-on, missed his first free throw attempt but made the second with 1.6 seconds and Virginia Commonwealth defeated George Mason, 55-54, in the Colonial Athletic Assn. title game Monday night at Richmond, Va., to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament. George Mason (21-9) got one last chance, but Jai Lewis' open 12-foot jump shot missed completely. Virginia Commonwealth (23-7) earned its first CAA title since 1996, its first season in the conference.
March 20, 2009 |
Go down the checklist in Darren Collison's head. As the final seconds ticked away, he had to scramble to stay in front of his man. Had to keep from getting faked off his feet. Had to avoid committing a foul. In short, he had to keep the other team's best player from scoring. "At that point," he said, "you've just got to play defense."
March 15, 2011 |
Reporting from Dayton, Ohio ? USC has accomplished what was impossible a year ago and highly improbable a month ago, but the Trojans say they're not satisfied. And Kevin O'Neill hopes they're telling the truth. "Our team was so elated to get in [to the NCAA tournament] that I hope they don't think they've reached their goal," USC's coach said Tuesday. USC (19-14) faces Virginia Commonwealth (23-11) in a first-round game here Wednesday night. The winner will be the 11th-seeded team in the Southwest Regional and play sixth-seeded Georgetown (21-10)