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Old 01-15-2014, 11:57 AM   #323
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Round of 64- Pod 2

Game of the Pod

#56 Purdue vs. #9 VCU

It was really hard to pick a game of the pod this time, as all the games were decided by double digits, not a lot of excitement in this pod for the Round of 64.

VCU and Purdue have played in the actual NCAA tournament before, back in 2011. VCU played in the First Four games, beat USC, upset Georgetown, beat Purdue by 18, then upset Kansas in the regional final. They would eventually lose in the Final Four to Butler. Purdue would be looking for revenge here.

Unfortunately there wasn't much to talk about in this game. VCU's havoc defense caused 17 Purdue turnovers, 13 of those coming on steals. VCU led by as many as 15 in the first half and cruised to an easy victory in this one, much like they did in the actual NCAA tournament back in 2011.

Final Score

#9 VCU- 76
#56 Purdue- 59

Other Pod Games

#8 Southern Miss- 72
#57 Fresno St.- 62

#89 Robert Morris- 67
#104 Ball St.- 55

#24 Miami (FL)- 75
#88 Illinois-Chicago- 51

Stars of the Pod

* Treveon Graham from VCU had a balanced game: 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists in the win over Purdue.

* Shane Larkin of Miami (FL) had 20 points in the win over Illinois-Chicago
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