The 2011 NCAA Tournament schedule is now out, and we know when Richmond will play its game. The No. 12 seed Spiders will play No. 5 seed Vanderbilt in Denver on Thursday at 4:10 p.m. on TBS. Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery will be the announcers.
The Spiders won the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Sunday, topping Dayton to win the crown, so in many ways, they might be underseeded. However, the selection committee probably had little time to move Richmond up on account of its tournament win. In return, they will play a relatively weak No. 5 seed in Vanderbilt. The Commodores lost in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament to Florida on Saturday.
The winner of this game will face the winner of the game between No. 4 seed Louisville and No. 13 seed Morehead State, which will take place at 1:45 p.m. on TBS immediately prior to the Vanderbilt-Richmond game.