Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • VCU 39.7
    • 51.7 MICH
  • Three Point %

    • VCU 18.8
    • 30.0 MICH
  • Turnovers

    • VCU 11
    • 12 MICH
  • Rebounds

    • VCU 27
    • 46 MICH

Game Information

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Coverage: CBS
The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
  • Line: MICH -2.5
Referees: Chris Rastatter, Mark Whitehead, Mike Reed
3/23/2013 Associated Press

Michigan into Sweet 16 for 1st time since 1994

Mitch McGary had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Michigan breezed through Virginia Commonwealth's vaunted pressure Saturday, beating the fifth-seeded Rams 78-53 to advance to the NCAA round of 16 for the first time since 1994.

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VCU233053
Michigan384078

Game Flow

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Research Notes

  • Mitch McGary scored 21 points on 10-11 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds. The last Big Ten player with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 90% or better from the floor in a Men's Basketball Championship game was Michigan State's Magic Johnson in the 1979 Final Four vs Pennsylvania.

  • VCU scored 10 points off 12 Michigan turnovers in its 78-53 loss Saturday, the third-fewest points off turnovers the Rams have scored in a game this season and their fewest since scoring six in a 67-58 loss to Duke on Nov. 23. VCU entered the Men's Basketball Championship averaging 24.3 points off turnovers, more than any team from a Big Six conference. VCU is now 0-8 this season when forcing fewer than 15 turnovers.

  • Michigan outscored VCU 27-4 in transition in its win Saturday. The Wolverines' 27 transition points are a season high and the Rams' 23-point transition differential is their worst of the season. Glen Robinson III and Trey Burke led the way for Michigan, scoring 22 of their 27 transition points. The Wolverines are now 10-1 when they score at least 20 transition points, with the one loss coming at Indiana on Feb. 2.

  • VCU Rams - Worst Losses Under Shaka Smart

    OpponentMarginScore
    TodayMichigan25*78-53
    2/15/2011George Mason2071-51
    11/18/2009Western Michigan1683-67
    11/17/2011Seton Hall1569-54
    2/19/2013Saint Louis1476-62
    *VCU's Worst Loss Since Jan. 25, 2003 vs UNCW (81-50)

  • With Michigan's win over VCU, the NCAA Tournament is without all four 5-seeds heading into the Sweet 16. Though this was also the case last season, before that it had only happened twice since the field expanded to 64 in 1985 - the 1991 and 1992 tournaments.

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