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NCAA Tournament History: USC Vs. VCU

The 2011 NCAA Tournament has arrived for the USC Trojans, as they battle the Virginia Commonwealth Rams for the right to be the No. 11 seed in the Southwest Region. The two schools play in Dayton, Ohio tonight at 6:10 p.m. PST on truTV, with the winner advancing in the bracket to face Georgetown on Friday at 6:50 p.m. PST in Chicago. This is the 16th NCAA Tournament appearance for the Trojans, and the 10th appearance for the Rams. Here is a history of each school in March Madness.

USC (12-17 in NCAA Tournament)

  • 2009: made second round
  • 2008: lost first round
  • 2007: made Sweet 16
  • 2002: lost first round
  • 2001: made Elite 8
  • 1997: lost first round
  • 1992: made second round
  • 1991: lost first round
  • 1985: lost first round
  • 1982: lost first round
  • 1979: made second round
  • 1961: made Sweet 16
  • 1960: lost first round
  • 1954: made Final Four
  • 1940: made Final Four

VCU (5-9 in NCAA Tournament)

  • 2009: lost first round
  • 2007: made second round
  • 2004: lost first round
  • 1996: lost first round
  • 1985: made second round
  • 1984: made second round
  • 1983: made second round
  • 1981: made second round
  • 1980: lost first round

For more USC Trojans hoops news and information, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Conquest Chronicles. For more information on VCU, be sure to read SB Nation DC. For the full NCAA tournament bracket, click here.