Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. — Because of VCU's unexpected ride in the NCAA tournament last season, the Rams are a known commodity this year — so much so that President Barack Obama has them beating Wichita State to open the Portland Regional.
But that doesn't faze the Shockers.
Wichita State guard Joe Ragland says it's up to the Shockers to prove him wrong.
The Rams (28-6) beat Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State and Kansas in the tournament last year, becoming just the third No. 11 seed to reach the Final Four. The run ended when they lost 62-70 to Butler in Houston.
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