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This photo provided by Virginia Commonwealth shows senior Joey Rodriguez of the Virginia Commonwealth  men's basketball being greeted by VCU President Dr. Michael Rao at the Send-Off Party outside the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center prior to VCU's trip to the Final Four in Houston, Texas Wednesday March 30, 2011. (AP Photo/VCU,Scott K. Brown)
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This photo provided by Virginia Commonwealth shows senior Joey Rodriguez of the Virginia Commonwealth men's basketball being greeted by VCU President Dr. Michael Rao at the Send-Off Party outside the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center prior to VCU's trip to the Final Four in Houston, Texas Wednesday March 30, 2011. (AP Photo/VCU,Scott K. Brown)

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