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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The VCU Rams (26 – 8) received a #5 seed and will take on the #12 seed Akron Zips in the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

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VCU coach Shaka Smart was an assistant coach at Akron from 2003 – 2006.

The game is Thursday in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

CBS 6 will broadcast the Ram take on the Zips around 9:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Should the Rams advance, they would play the winner of #4 Michigan/#13 South Dakota State in the round of 32.