VCU Stuns Kansas, Heads to Final Four

The 11th-seeded team upsets No. 1 seed Kansas 71-61
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 27, 2011 3:58 PM CDT
Final Four: Virginia Commonwealth Stuns Kansas in NCAA Tournament
Virginia Commonwealth's Jamie Skeen, right, shoots over Kansas' Thomas Robinson at the Southwest regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 27, 2011, in San Antonio.    (Tony Gutierrez)

Jamie Skeen scored 26 points and 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four after the upset of the NCAA tournament, shocking No. 1 seed Kansas 71-61 today. So doubtful were the Rams of even making the tournament that they didn't watch the selection show. Two weeks later, they're Houston-bound after an incredible takedown of the last No. 1 seed.

The Rams needed five wins to go from First Four to Final Four. Along the way, they toppled teams from the Pac-10, Big East, Big 10, ACC, and now the Big 12. They'll pick on someone their own size next: Butler. Click for more on yesterday's games. (More NCAA stories.)

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