#6 Hoyas Upset by #11 VCU in NCAA Tournament

Saturday, Mar 19, 2011  |  Updated 10:15 AM EDT
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Hoyas Make Early Exit in NCAA Tourney

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Georgetown's Nate Lubick, left, and Chris Wright sit dejected on the bench in the closing moments of Georgetown's 74-56 loss to Virginia Commonwealth in a second-round NCAA Southwest Regional tournament college basketball game in Chicago, Friday, March 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Senior guard Chris Wright was excited to return to the court after missing three games with a hand injury.

It turns out his return only lasted one game.

The #6 Georgetown Hoyas were upset by #11 Virginia Commonwealth 74-56, as the Rams move on to the next round of the NCAA tournament.

The Rams were on fire seemingly the entire game, hitting 12 3-pointers, with senior guard Brandon Rozzell leading the way with 26 points off the bench.

Rozzell told ESPN, “When we play our brand of basketball, we feel we can compete with any team in the country…with all due respect to Georgetown, we just played VCU basketball and it worked out for the best.”

Wright had only six points on 3-of-13 shooting, and gave the Rams credit for knocking down shots at key moments.

“They've been doing that all year, making shots," Wright said. "We're not taking nothing away from them, they played better than us and they deserved to win.”

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III echoed those sentiments.

“We're not going to win too many games when all three of those guys have nights like that…unfortunately, it happened.”

This is VCU’s second win in the tournament. They dominated USC in one of the play-in games earlier in the week.

The Rams will now play #3 Purdue on Sunday in the Southwest regional.

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