For the first time since the 2011 Sweet 16, VCU and Florida State will meet on the hardwood.
Ram fans know the call, “He blocked it! He blocked it! The Rams win! They’re going to the Elite Eight!” In November, a chance to play top-seeded Kansas in the Elite Eight won’t be on the line, but the VCU-Florida State matchup in the Puerto Rico Tipoff promises to be one of the Rams’ marquee games this season.
In addition to being a rematch from the 2011 NCAA Tournament, the game pits new VCU addition Terrance Shannon against his old school. After spending four seasons at FSU, Shannon joined VCU and will be eligible to play this season because of graduate transfer rules.
In addition to FSU, VCU will play three more ACC teams this year: UVA, Virginia Tech, and Boston College.
|Thu, Nov 21||10:30am||Northeastern vs. Kansas State||ESPNU|
|12:30am||Charlotte vs. Georgetown||ESPNU|
|5pm||Long Beach State vs. Michigan||ESPN2|
|7:30pm||Florida St. vs. VCU||ESPNU|
|Fri, Nov 22||12pm||Consolation #1||ESPNU or ESPN3|
|2:30pm||Semifinal #1||ESPN 2 or ESPNU|
|5pm||Semifinal #2||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|7:30pm||Consolation #2||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|Sun, Nov 24th||11:30am||7th-place game||ESPN3|
VCU has worked tirelessly over the past few seasons to improve the Rams’ strength of schedule, and thee fruits of their labors are starting to be realized. The 2013-14 schedule offers VCU the most opportunities in program history to build its resume while capturing the hearts of college basketball fans across the country.