PUERTO RICO TIP-OFF BRACKET ANNOUNCED; RAMS DRAW FLORIDA STATE FIRST ROUND
BRISTOL, Conn. – The last time VCU and Florida State matched up Bradford Burgess took an inbounds pass from Joey Rodriguez and laid it in to send the Rams to the Elite Eight in 2011.
This time around, the two programs will face off in the first round of the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off. ESPN released the full bracket for the event on Tuesday morning. VCU's second round opponent will be either Long Beach State or Michigan.
On the other side of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off bracket is Georgetown, Charlotte, Kansas State and Northeastern.
VCU and Florida State will be the final game of the first day (Thursday, November 21), scheduled for 9:30 p.m. EST and will be shown on ESPNU. The Rams will play at either 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. on day two (Friday, November 22).
The Seminoles will be the one of four ACC teams on the Black & Gold's non-conference schedule, joining Virginia, Virginia Tech and Boston College.
2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Schedule (Times are EST)
Game No. 1 - Charlotte vs. Kansas State, 10:30 a.m. AT, ESPNU
Game No. 2 - Northeastern vs. Georgetown, 12:30 p.m. AT, ESPNU
Game No. 3 - Long Beach State vs. Michigan, 5 p.m. AT, ESPN2
Game No. 4 - Florida State vs. VCU, 7:30 p.m. AT, ESPNU
Friday, November 22
Game No. 5 - Game 1 & 2 losers, 12 p.m. AT, ESPNU or ESPN3
Game No. 6 - Game 1 & 2 winners, 2:30 p.m. AT, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Game No. 7 - Game 3 & 4 winners, 5 p.m., AT, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Game No. 8 - Game 3 & 4 losers, 7:30 p.m., AT, ESPNU
Sunday, November 24
Game No. 9 - Game 5 & 8 losers, 11:30 p.m. AT, ESPN3
Game No. 10 - Game 5 & 8 winners, 2:00 p.m. AT, ESPNU
Game No. 11 - Game 6 & 7 losers, 4:30 p.m. AT, ESPN2
Championship, Game No. 12 - Game 6 & 7 winners, 6:30 p.m. AT, ESPN2