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Final Four -- First Game Open Thread: VCU Rams (11) @ Butler Bulldogs (8)

This is your official A Sea of Blue open game thread for the first game of the 2011 Final Four between the Butler Bulldogs and the Va. Commonwealth Rams.

These two teams have done a remarkable job to get from low seeds to the last weekend, particularly VCU, who got here via one of the play-in games (I refuse to call them the "first four").  Shaka Smart versus Brad Stevens - two of college basketball's wunderkind fighting each other for a spot on the biggest stage of all -- the 2011 Tournament Championship Game.

The first finalist will be decided now.  Enjoy the game.