NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Round: Indiana vs. VCU

By Adam McGill

Game: (4) Indiana – (12) Virginia Commonwealth 3/17 7:10 PM ET

Game Analysis:  VCU has done it again, as the 12th seed in South bracket puled off another storybook upset of the fifth seeded Wichita State Shockers.  Virginia Commonwealth may have more than luck on their side again, as the team went from being an eleven seed last year to amazingly ending up in the final four.  Conversely, Indiana breezed past New Mexico State in the first round, but will have a much more competitive game against the Rams.  The Hoosiers are a very strong interior basketball team and will test the size of VCU all game.

Matchup to Watch:  F Cody Zeller, Indiana vs. F Juvonte Reddic, Virginia Commonwealth – Zeller is coming off an outstanding freshman season and all but locked up the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.  He is an extremely smart post player and knows how to get open off a pick and roll. Zeller will be guarded by the more experienced Reddic, as the sophomore is the most athletic forward the team has. The matchup will likely end with Zeller posting 18 points and 9 boards, but it will certainly be worth keeping an eye on.

Prediction: Indiana 65 – VCU 60

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