#6 UCLA To Face #11 Virginia Commonwealth In First Round Of NCAA Tournament

March 15, 2009

The UCLA men's basketball team has been given a No. 6 seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament and will face No. 11 seed Virginia Commonwealth University on Thursday, March 19, at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA.

This marks UCLA's 43rd NCAA Tournament berth and the program's fifth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have compiled a 98-35 all-time record in the NCAA Tournament.

Thursday's matchup against VCU marks the first meeting between both schools.

The winner of Thursday's contest will play the winner of No. 3 Villanova vs. No. 14 American on Saturday, March 21 at the Wachovia Center.

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