Dayton, OH (Sports Network) - Jamie Skeen scored a game-high 16 points to lead Virginia Commonwealth to a 59-46 victory over Southern California in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Perhaps motivated by the controversy surrounding their at-large bid, the Rams (24-11) pulled away in the second half and moved on as a No. 11 seed to face sixth-seeded Georgetown in the Southwest Region on Friday.
"Getting this win is just another notch under my belt. We want to get another win against Georgetown," Skeen said.
Despite getting their head coach back on the bench, the Trojans (19-15) failed to capitalize on their own at-large selection. Jio Fontan scored 14 points and Nikola Vucevic added 11 in the loss.