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VCU is a winner,” said Preston Dickerson, who stood at the fringe of hooting and hollering fans.

“I’m still proud of my boys, 100 percent,” said Kara Webber.

“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.”