No. 5-Seeded Virginia Commonwealth (27-8) and No. 4-Seeded Michigan (27-7) Face Off in Third Round

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NCAA Tournament 3rd Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #5 VCU 23 30 53 +3.0
  #4 Michigan 38 40 78 -3.0
Sat, Mar 23 2013, 12:15 PM

The Palace of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills, Michigan
TV: CBS

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No. 5-seeded Virginia Commonwealth meets No. 4-seeded Michigan in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday. Tipoff occurs at 12:15 p.m. ET and you can see it on CBS.

In an 88-42 dismantling of Akron on Mar. 21, Troy Daniels put up 23 points and five rebounds for the Rams. He is putting up 12.4 points per game while also averaging 3.1 rebounds per game. For the Wolverines, Glenn Robinson III finished with 21 points and six rebounds in the 71-56 win over South Dakota State on Mar. 21. He contributes 5.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.0 points per game. Areas of strength for Michigan include: turnover percentage at 14.3 and effective field goal percentage at 55.0.

StatSmack! Virginia Commonwealth is better than Michigan
  • Virginia Commonwealth has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Michigan (one vs. zero).
  • Darius Theus is ranked 11th nationally in steals.
  • Michigan has been ducking Virginia Commonwealth for over 30 years.
  • Over the past 5 years, Virginia Commonwealth has had more players drafted by the NBA than Michigan (two vs. one).
VCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Juvonte Reddic 28 14 8 1 1 1 2
B+ Treveon Graham 27 16 6 2 1 0 2
B Troy Daniels 27 12 3 1 1 0 1
B- Darius Theus 26 7 2 5 3 0 2
B- Rob Brandenberg 24 11 3 1 1 0 1
C+ Briante Weber 21 5 3 3 3 0 1
C+ Melvin Johnson 17 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Jarred Guest 10 2 2 0 1 0 1
C- Justin Tuoyo 7 1 1 0 0 1 0
D+ Teddy Okereafor 9 1 1 2 1 0 1
D+ D.J. Haley 8 2 2 0 0 1 1
D+ David Hinton 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 35 19 3 7 2 0 2
B+ Tim Hardaway Jr 34 15 5 2 1 1 2
B+ G. Robinson III 33 11 5 1 1 0 1
B Nik Stauskas 31 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Mitch McGary 17 6 5 0 1 1 1
C+ Jordan Morgan 18 5 5 0 1 0 1
C Jon Horford 9 2 2 0 0 1 1
C Caris LeVert 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
C- Max Bielfeldt 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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