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Shaka Smart and the VCU Rams talk about NCAA Tournament win over Wichita State

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PORTLAND, Oregon (WTVR) – The VCU Rams won their opening round game in the 2012 NCAA Tournament defeating Wichita State University 62-59 Thursday night in Portland, Oregon.

The Rams sprinted out to a big first half lead, then held on at the end as the Shockers outscored the Rams in the second half to make it a close game.

In the end Wichita State missed a contested three-point shot at the buzzer that would have tied the game.

After the game, VCU Rams head coach Shaka Smart talked about the win.

Rams players Darius Theus, Bradford Burgess and Rob Brandenberg: