Video: VCU Selection Sunday

In definitely one of the most memorable moments in VCU hoops history, The Rams found their way into the NCAA tournament as one of the first 11 seeds to play in this new play-in format in a newly expanded tournament field.

The addition of the 24-win Shaka Smart coached squad also marks the first time the CAA has sent three teams into the Big Dance.

Reaction to VCU’s inclusion has been mixed…scratch that, ESPN is straight freaking out, but the fact remains the Rams will advance to compete for a national title for the third time in five years.

We got a chance to sit down with Coach Smart, as well as players Joey Rodriguez, Jamie Skeen, and Ed Nixon, to talk Selection Sunday, and find out just how excited this VCU squad was when they heard their names announced just hours ago.

A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...
  • Mike
  • March 14, 2011
Way to go Rams! Great season. Now it's time to show the world the definition of HAVOC basketball. Chicago here we come!
  • Brian
  • March 14, 2011
Lets go Rams! Great season way to step it up in the tournament and play with 110% effort. Go kick Usc back to california and then kill georgetown.
  • Jack
  • March 15, 2011
First of all, congrats to the awesome RAMS, For once in this land, the little guy gets a break. Kudos to the CAA, too. I would not be surprised to see the CAA schools won 5 or 6 games in this tournament. VCU, play your hearts out !

And to Digger, pink highlighter and tie ? Again ? Really ? Get a new prop, dinosaur. And to Dickie Vitale, go back to church with your wife and learn to be nice. Sorry, DV, the NCAA tournament cannot be one game with two teams - Duke and Villanova. And to Jay Bilas, just go ...
  • frojunk
  • March 16, 2011
Want any more motivation / bulletin board ammunition? Go to (usc site). They have completely looked ahead to Georgetown. BTW, Tim (?) Laydon from Sports Illustrated has in his bracket the VCU RAMS going to the SWEET 16, BABY!!!