VCU's magical run continues as the small school from the Colonial Athletic Association knocked off another major conference opponent in Florida St. tonight to book their place in the Elite 8 for the first time in school history. The Rams have now beaten USC from the Pac-10 in the playoff game, Georgetown from the Big East in the round of 64, #3 Purdue from the Big 10 and Florida St. from the ACC. Now they've got themselves a date with Kansas from the Big 12 as they look to slay another giant. Also, VCU's run means that Steve Kerr gets to say the name of their coach, Shaka Smart, another 45 times. He obviously likes it.
After two blowouts to open the night, the final two games really delivered the drama. VCU beat Florida St. in overtime while Kentucky upset Ohio State with a big shot from Brandon Knight with just five seconds left on the clock. It was Knight's second game winner of the tournament, with his previous one coming against Princeton in the first round. William Buford had a shot to steal Knight's thunder with a good look at a three for Ohio State at the buzzer, but it clanged off the rim short as the #1 overall seed in the tourney fell.
Kentucky next faces North Carolina in the East regional final.