"I knew Kansas would be tough for [VCU]," Flint said, "but those other teams weren't bad matchups for them. I thought they were better than Southern Cal. Georgetown struggled towards the end of the year, Florida State's guards turned the ball over.
"[VCU has] really been shooting the three ball. That's been the big equalizer for them in the tournament. When they're making shots, they're able to set up their pressure defense."
Referring to VCU's 71-61 upset of top-seeded Kansas yesterday, Flint said, "I didn't think Kansas guarded at the three-point line and they made big threes when they needed them. Bradford Burgess and Skeen have really played well in the tournament. I don't think they always played like that during the year.
"VCU is a very experienced team and is playing well. I'm sure they looked at the tournament as a second life for them. They didn't even look at the selection show because they didn't think they were getting in."
Now, hoops fans can look forward to a VCU-Butler national semifinal. Everyone who had this semifinal matchup in their brackets probably could fit into Flint's office at Drexel.
VCU-Butler is a pairing of underdogs. Not surprisingly, Flint leans toward VCU.
"It's a good matchup for VCU," Flint said. "They're going to press them, and I don't think [Butler] is a team that plays that way. It's not going to be a low-scoring game; [VCU] is going to up the tempo. If their pressure gets to [Butler], they're going to be playing for the national championship."
VCU or Butler will be in the title game, which is great for college basketball. It's clear Flint and those affiliated with CAA teams will be rooting for VCU, which now stands for Very Cool University.
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