The drama played out large in the NCAA “March Madness” Regionals over the last several days, with some BIG upsets over the weekend. And after the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, we are now down to the Final Four in Houston, Texas, at the Reliant Stadium on April 2nd.
The biggest upset came yesterday when number 11 VCU (Virginia Commonwealth) beat up on Number one Kansas. VCU came into the tournament in the First Four bracket, and have now managed to beat Georgetown, Purdue, and a hot Florida State team in this years NCAA Tournament.
Even more surprising is the team that VCU will be playing in their Final Four game in Houston Texas. They’ll be facing off against Number 8 seed Butler Bulldogs, who have managed a second Final Four appearance in 2 years. This year they look to have a much better shot at winning it all.
On the other side of the bracket, Kentucky was a bit of a surprise winner over a heavily favored North Carolina team, giving us a very interesting final four with NO number one or number two seeds in the Final Four at Reliant Stadium.
Final Four: VCU Stuns Kansas; Kentucky Beats North Carolina : NPR
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First Four to Final Four: VCU stuns Kansas 71-61 – Yahoo! News
Mar 27, 2011 … Move over, Butler. Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four.
Final Four: VCU’s Victory Is Not An Argument For Play-In Games
Mar 27, 2011 … Play-in games are still stupid, but this only will lead to more of them.
Final Four Men’s Basketball Championship – NCAA.com
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