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2011 NCAA Tournament: Georgetown Plays USC Or VCU, Who Are Surprise Participants

The Georgetown Hoyas earned a No. 6 seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket, which is about where we expected given the uncertainty of the Chris Wright injury. As a reward, the Hoyas will play one of the two most controversial teams in the NCAA Tournament field: USC, or Virginia Commonwealth.

The Trojans and Rams were two of the last four teams in the field, and will therefore do battle in a play-in game on Tuesday. USC gets in despite its coach being embarrassingly suspended during the Pac-10 Tournament, while VCU is a real shock because it gives the CAA three bids.

Both teams have their merits, but Georgetown should be happy with either matchup. The Trojans have been very inconsistent this year, and have not played all that well in a mediocre Pac-10. VCU, on the other hand, is a very good team, but is also a small one. The Hoyas will probably prefer to play USC, but should be favored against both teams.

Of course, all that depends on how healthy Chris Wright's broken hand ends up being.