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UCLA Avoids the Upset to VCU - East Region, Recap Score

Despite playing in the last three final fours UCLA was a trendy upset pick to an upstart VCU team. In fact President Barack Obama picked them as an upset pick. Well VCU didn't disapoint the people who put their faith with them, but UCLA held on for a 65-64 win. VCU had a chance to win the game but Eric Maynor of VCU missed a mid-range jumper at the buzzer with Darren Collison providing the UCLA presure.

VCU has felt they were snubbed by the selection comittee last year but once again proved when in the tournament they are a dangerouse program. Two years ago VCU was the team to upset Duke in the first round from the 11 seed.

UCLA used a balanced scoring attack with five players scoring in double figures. The UCLA Bruins will now play Villanova in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UCLA supporters were more than a little upset with where the Bruins had to travel for the opening week of the tournament, and now their feers are coming even more true as they will be playing Villanova at the Wachovia Center which is their home away from home.

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