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03/18/2013 01:44 am ET Updated Mar 18, 2013

VCU vs. Akron NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

No. 5 seed Virginia Commonwealth will face No. 12 Akron in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the South region.

VCU is making its third straight appearance in the Big Dance, two years after going on a Cinderella run to the Final Four as a No. 11 seed.

The winner in this matchup in Auburn Hills on March 21 will face the winner of No. 4 Michigan and No. 13 South Dakota State in the third round.


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Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

Virginia Commonwealth
Regular Season Record: 26-8
Conference Record: 12-4 (Atlantic 10)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Saint Louis in A-10 Finals
Top Players: Treveon Graham (Guard), Juvonte Reddic (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: Memphis (#19), Butler (#20)
Worst Losses: Richmond (86-74 OT)
RPI Ranking: 23

Akron
Regular Season Record: 26-6
Conference Record: 14-2 (Mid-American)
Conference Tournament Results: Won MAC Tournament Title
Top Player: Zeke Marshall (Center)
Top 25 Wins: None
Worst Losses: Coastal Carolina (74-70 OT), Buffalo (81-67)
RPI Ranking: 47

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