July 16, 2013

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)

Thursday, November 21

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

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