Boxscore
VCU 72, Florida St. 71
Friday, March 25, 2011 9:57 PM
Location - Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - James Breeding, Gerry Pollard, Lamar Simpson
Attendance - 14566

Final Scoring Summary

FinalOT 1 2 X T
VCU 36 29 7 72
Florida St. 31 34 6 71

Recap


SAN ANTONIO -- Bradford Burgess hit the game-winning layup off an inbounds play with seven seconds left in overtime and finished with 26 points as No. 11 seed Virginia Commonwealth advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history with a 72-71 overtime victory over Florida State on Friday in the Southwest Region semifinals.

Brandon Rozzell scored all 16 of his points after the half, Jamie Skeen added 11 and Joey Rodriguez added 10 assists for the Rams (27-11), who will face No. 1 seed Kansas on Sunday in the regional final.

VCU was one of the final two at-large teams added to the field and needed to win an opening round game just to make the field of 64.

The 10th-seeded Seminoles (23-11) grabbed a 71-70 lead in overtime on a driving dunk by Chris Singleton with 30 seconds left before the Rams called a timeout to design the final play. Burgess curled off a screen, caught the inbounds pass right under the basket on the left side and put it in.

The schools went back and forth in the second half until the Rams used a 9-0 run to grab a 57-49 advantage with 10:16 left. The Seminoles would turn it up on defense down the stretch, holding VCU to one field goal over the final 7:54.

Florida State finally got all the way back, tying it at 65-65 with 46 seconds left when Singleton buried a 3-pointer from the right wing.

Derwin Kitchen scored 23 points and Singleton added 16 off the bench for FSU.

VCU Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Joey Rodriguez 33:00 1-6 1-2 2-5 0 2 2 10 3 3 3 0 5
Jamie Skeen 40:00 3-7 1-3 4-8 0 8 8 1 3 2 1 1 11
Bradford Burgess 38:00 9-15 6-7 2-2 0 2 2 2 4 3 4 0 26
Juvonte Reddic 19:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2
Ed Nixon 18:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
Rob Brandenberg 20:00 1-3 1-3 1-2 0 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 4
Darius Theus 22:00 4-5 0-1 0-0 1 5 6 2 3 0 6 0 8
Brandon Rozzell 24:00 5-9 3-7 3-3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 16
Troy Daniels 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D.J. Haley 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Toby Veal 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 225 24-53 12-26 12-20 5 23 28 18 20 12 18 1 72
  45.3% 46.2% 60.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 18

Florida St. Seminoles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Deividas Dulkys 29:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 6
Bernard James 26:00 4-6 0-0 0-0 3 6 9 0 1 1 5 5 8
Derwin Kitchen 42:00 8-18 1-4 6-7 6 6 12 3 2 1 1 0 23
Jon Kreft 7:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Michael Snaer 38:00 4-12 3-6 1-3 1 1 2 3 3 2 3 1 12
Okaro White 8:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2
Chris Singleton 32:00 6-17 1-3 3-6 4 5 9 0 3 1 1 0 16
Luke Loucks 13:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 0 0
Xavier Gibson 14:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 4 5 9 0 2 0 0 0 2
Terrance Shannon 5:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ian Miller 11:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
TOTAL 225 26-71 7-19 12-18 20 25 45 7 19 8 16 6 71
  36.6% 36.8% 66.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 16
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