Rams Draw Northern Iowa for Bracketbuster Showdown

<img class="alignright" title="Rodney The Ram" src="http://www.vcuramnation.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-vcu-defeats-odu/dsc04372.jpg" alt="" width="288" height="432" />The Bracketbuster selection committee must have been salivating over this matchup. Think TV ratings... the 2010 ESPY Upset winner against the 2011 ESPY Upset winner. Both teams which upset #1-seeded Kansas in the NCAA tourney each year.

That's right - VCU will be facing Northern Iowa which has an RPI rating of 57. This is good news for the Rams as fans cling on to hope of a possibility for another at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. If the Rams were able to win out the rest of the season, and beat Northern Iowa, they could find themselves appealing to the NCAA selection committee once again.

Northern Iowa boasts an overall record of 14-9, but has struggled in the Missouri Valley Conference, going 4-7 with a string of losses over the past 3 weeks.

VCU will host this PRIMETIME showdown which will be airing on Friday, February 17th at 7 PM. Go get your tickets at the box office and let's make this one another sellout!
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