March Madness gambling excitement is over the top for Virginia Commonwealth as they have come from near total obscurity to a Final Four surprise with the March Madness odds.
Incredibly enough Virginia Commonwealth was the 4th place team from the Colonial Athletic Association in the regular season but their performance in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament impressed the selection committee enough to reward them with an at large bid.
VCU lost to another NCAA Tournament Team, Old Dominion, 70-65 in the Colonial Tournament title game.
It has been a unique March Madness betting run for Virginia Commonwealth as they had to play in the first ever “First Four” of the Tournament which was a two day set of a total of four games in which the four winners would move on to the main bracket. The Rams beat USC 59-46 as 4 point dogs to advance into the round of 64.
VCU then dominated Georgetown from the highly regarded Big East Conference 74-56 as 5.5 point dogs as Brandon Rozzell was the hero with a team high 26 points.
VCU then moved on against a tough Purdue team from the Big Ten Conference and scored a 94-76 win over the Boilermakers as 9.5 point bet on March Madness dogs as Bradford Burgess had 23 points and 8 rebounds in a stunning performance that many gamblers and fans took notice of.
In the Sweet Sixteen Virginia Commonwealth scored a 72-71 overtime win over Florida State as 4.5 point dogs. Burgess had a team best 26 points and 8 rebounds while Rozzell added 16 points.
In the Elite Eight it was expected that the Rams Cinderella run would come to an end but instead they scored their biggest shocker yet the NCAA Tournament as they took out the top seed Kansas Jayhawks 71-61 as 11 point dogs.
Jamie Skeen had 26 points for the Rams along with 10 rebounds to spark one of the biggest March Madness gambling upset runs in the history of the Tournament.
Virginia Commonwealth will take on the Butler Bulldogs in the Final Four on Saturday in what will shape up as the championship game of the Cinderella Bracket!