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Survive and advance.
That is the name of the game once March arrives on the calendar. March Madness has a way of chewing up competitors rather quickly. Half of the 64 teams that make the main bracket are sent packing within the first 48 hours of the tournament.
#10 VCU will take on #7 Oregon in the 32nd and final game of the Round of 64 on Saturday night. The Rams will need to stick to a specific formula to avoid the fate of 31 teams before them to survive and advance to a Monday afternoon meeting with the Iowa-Grand Canyon winner.
Welcome to the Bones Yard
The keys to the game for VCU begins with the Atlantic 10 conference Player of the Year, sophomore guard Bones Hyland. Listed as the 25th best player in the NCAA tournament by ESPN, Hyland leads the Rams in points and made 3-pointers. Hyland can score in many ways and seemingly is never out of range of the bucket. It is imperative that the Rams get Hyland working in this one, as it is likely the Rams will need Hyland’s 19...

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