The Washington Times - March 28, 2011, 12:28PM

The VCU Rams got a pat on the back from Virginia lawmakers Gov. Bob McDonnell and Rep. Eric Cantor for their victory Sunday over top-ranked Kansas in the NCAA basketball tournament.

“Virginians are celebrating their victory all across the Commonwealth,” Mr. McDonnell said. “We all look forward to cheering them on in the Final Four next weekend. I know they’ve got two more big wins left in them. Head Coach Shaka Smart and this group of talented student athletes are doing a tremendous job representing their school and community. Go Rams!”

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Said Mr. Cantor:

“This is one of the biggest victories in tournament history and Coach Shaka Smart and his players deserve tremendous credit for their inspiring Cinderella run. It’s great for the Commonwealth to be represented in the Final Four in Houston.”