The Story

(Coming to DVD and digital 1/26/16) Filmmaker Phil Wall documents the story of the 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball team, led by second-year coach Shaka Smart, who were the subject of controversy after receiving an at-large bid into the 68-team NCAA tournament field. After losing 5 of 8 games in the month of February, the VCU Rams defied the pundits and the odds, defeating teams from the PAC-10, Big East, Big 10, ACC, and Big 12 in one of the most statistically improbable March runs in tournament history. Fueled by the doubters, this cast of unknowns captured the imagination of the sporting world, by breaking school, conference, and tournament records in an epic 3-week journey that culminated in a national semifinal appearance. This feature documentary includes exclusive footage and interviews for an in-depth look at this quintessential underdog story. Contact: info[at]ramsmovie[dot]com