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VCU draws SF Austin in round of 64

Havoc heads to San Diego as VCU draws SF Austin in their round of 64 game this Friday night.
Havoc heads to San Diego as VCU draws SF Austin in their round of 64 game this Friday night.

Just a few hours after dropping their second consecutive Atlantic 10 final in Brooklyn, the Rams (26-8) learned their NCAA tournament fate, drawing the No.5 seed in the South region and a matchup against the No.12 in that bracket, Stephen F. Austin (31-2) in San Diego. The game tips at 7:27PM ET and will air on TruTV.

It’s the second consecutive season VCU has drawn that seed, defeating Akron this past season before falling to eventual national runner-up Michigan in Ann Arbor — 45 minutes from their campus.

They’ll face a similar setup this season, taking on a Stephen F. Austin team that is riding one of the longest winning streaks — 28 games — by a team not currently a No.1 seed. Whichever team gets past that battle will take on the winner of No.4 UCLA and No.13 Tulsa. UCLA won the Pac-12 Championship after upsetting No.1 seed Arizona. Tulsa comes to the tournament as the CUSA champion.

Stephen F. Austin hasn’t lost a game since falling at ETSU on November 23 in their fifth game of the season.

Details on that matchup coming up in our game preview later this week.