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“It’s like we’re still real proud of them,” said Weston Lowe, a sophomore.

“It’s a Cinderella story,” his pal, Zach Donatelli, said.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a statement praising VCU’s “historic run.”

“It was a streak that will live forever in the annals of NCAA history,” McDonnell said. “Congratulations VCU, for this incredible tournament, and for making all Virginians ‘Rams’ over the past few weeks.”