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2016 Schedule
25-11, 1st in A 10
20d

Gilmore transfers from VCU to Miami

Forward Michael Gilmore has transferred from Virginia Commonwealth to the University of Miami and will be eligible for two seasons beginning in 2017-18.

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48dJohn Gasaway

Projecting next season's best mid-major teams

Several power programs will be impacted by NBA draft decisions, but mid-major teams' outlooks are easiest to peg. Which squads will be the strongest in 2016-17?

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2017 Bracketology: No. 8 Seeds

  • East: VCU Rams
  • West: Texas Longhorns
  • South: Dayton Flyers
  • Midwest: Saint Mary's Gaels
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Syracuse's unlikely run to Final Four

Syracuse is the only team since 1985 to enter the NCAA tourney on a 3-game losing streak and reach the Final Four, according to Elias. History tells us the Orange are due for a loss.

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VCU locks up Wade with new eight-year deal

Will Wade was rewarded for a successful first season as VCU coach, as the Rams gave him a new eight-year deal that runs through 2023-24.

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Syracuse could become a giant killer

When No. 10 seed Syracuse meets No. 1 seed Virginia (6:09 p.m. ET), the Orange will try to become the fourth double-digit seed in NCAA tournament history to knock off a No. 1 seed.

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Hield: 'Team effort' to reach Sweet 16 (1:48)
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Hield carries Oklahoma into Sweet 16

Buddy Hield scored 36 points, including 29 in the second half, as the No. 2 seed Sooners fought off 10-seed VCU 85-81 for their second straight trip to the Sweet 16. Box score

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VCU, Oklahoma locked up in tight game

The 10-seed Rams are looking to be a giant killer once again, going on runs of 8-0 and 7-0 in the second half against the 2-seed Sooners. Follow live

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Oklahoma leads VCU at halftime

Buddy Hield was held to just 7 points on 2-of-8 shooting in the first half, but Isaiah Cousins had 12 and Jordan Woodard had 10 for the 44-31 halftime lead. JeQuan Lewis leads all scorers with 13 for VCU. Halftime stats

VCU trying to close gap on Oklahoma

The Rams were down as much as 14 in the first half but have hit their last seven shots to cut the deficit down. The Sooners have hit just 3-of-10 3-pointers so far; they're second in the country at 42.9% entering the game. Follow live

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Second round: VCU (10) vs. Oklahoma (2)

The Sooners are looking for their second consecutive Sweet 16 appearance. The last time OU did so was in 2002 and 2003. VCU has made a habit of giant killing, with six wins as a lower seed since 2011, tied for the most in Division I. Follow live

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Youth vs. experience for Sweet 16 spot

Lon Kruger's been around the block, having taken a team to the Final Four two decades ago while coaching at Florida. Will Wade's new at this whole NCAA tournament thing, hoping to get the better of his elder to get his team to the tourney's second weekend.

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JeQuan Lewis: 'Surreal' winning in first round (0:53)
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Mo Alie-Cox: We know we can play with anybody (1:01)
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Melvin Johnson: This is a big-time opportunity (1:04)
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VCU methodical in win over Oregon State (2:52)
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VCU beats Oregon State

The game was tied with 8 minutes to go, but the Rams pulled away and got a eight-point win. Box score

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.0
Rebounds Per Game38.5
Assists Per Game14.5
Points Allowed76.0Tied-81st

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record13-15
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances15