PORTLAND, Ore. — No matter the names stitched across the front of the opponents' uniform, if there's one thing VCU has proved during the last two seasons is that it cowers from no one.
USC, Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State, Kansas and Wichita State have all fallen to the Rams in the last two NCAA tournaments. And the 12th-seeded Rams (29-6) get a chance on Saturday to add one more storied name to the list when they face No. 4 seed Indiana in the third round of the South Regional.
A win over the Hoosiers (26-8) will only enhance what VCU coach Shaka Smart has accomplished in the last two seasons.
But the Rams aren't the only ones who could have a landmark game on Saturday.
Indiana, which won its first tournament game since 2007 on Thursday night, has not advanced to the round of 16 since 2002, when the Hoosiers reached the Final Four.