VCU draws SF Austin in round of 64

[caption id="attachment_12550" align="alignright" width="300"]<a href=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-12550" alt="Havoc heads to San Diego as VCU draws SF Austin in their round of 64 game this Friday night." src="" width="300" height="204" /></a> Havoc heads to San Diego as VCU draws SF Austin in their round of 64 game this Friday night.[/caption]

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.
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