The No. 8-seed VCU Rams will play the No. 9-seed UCF Knights in East region action to open the First Round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 22.
This March Madness matchup tips off at 9:40 PM ET and the game will be broadcast on CBS and streamed on NCAA March Madness Live.
Here’s what you need to know about the matchup as you start filling out your Yahoo! Sports Tourney Pick ‘Em bracket for a chance to win $1,000,000.
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VCU regular season review:
VCU went 25-7 overall, totaling 71.5 points per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 30.6 from three-point range during the regular season. As a team the Rams averaged 36.8 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 8 steals, 4.4 blocks and 13.7 turnovers per game in regular season play.
VCU players to watch:
During the regular season, Marcus Evans averaged 14.3 points, 3.3 assists and two steals. De'Riante Jenkins averaged 11.3 points. Issac Vann averaged 11 points and 1.2 steals.
UCF regular season review:
UCF put together a record of 23-8 this season, dropping in 72.7 points per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 35.6 from three-point range during the regular season. As a team the Knights averaged 37.0 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 5.7 steals, 4.4 blocks and 11.2 turnovers per game in regular season play.
UCF players to watch:
In regular season play B.J. Taylor averaged 16.2 points and 3.3 assists. Aubrey Dawkins recorded 15.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. Tacko Fall recorded 10.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks.[divider]
VCU vs. UCF Prediction:
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VCU vs UCF: Odds, Location, Game Time, TV Channel, Live Stream
Odds: VCU -1
Location: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C.
Game Date: Friday, March 22
Game Time: 9:40 PM ET
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
All March Madness First Round Previews, Odds and Predictions:
East: Duke vs. North Dakota State/North Carolina Central | Michigan State vs. Bradley | LSU vs. Yale | Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis | Mississippi St. vs. Liberty | Maryland vs. Belmont/Temple | Louisville vs. Minnesota | VCU vs. UCF
West: Gonzaga vs. Fairleigh Dickinson/Prairie View A&M | Michigan vs. Montana | Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky | Florida State vs. Vermont | Marquette vs. Murray State | Buffalo vs. Arizona State/St. John's | Nevada vs. Florida | Syracuse vs. Baylor
South: Virginia vs. Gardner-Webb | Tennessee vs. Colgate | Purdue vs. Old Dominion | Kansas St. vs. UC Irvine | Wisconsin vs. Oregon | Villanova vs. St. Mary's | Cincinnati vs. Iowa | Mississippi vs. Oklahoma
Midwest: North Carolina vs. Iona | Kentucky vs. Abilene Christian | Houston vs. Georgia State | Kansas vs. Northeastern | Auburn vs. New Mexico St. | Iowa State vs. Ohio State | Wofford vs. Seton Hall | Utah State vs. Washington
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