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Shaka Smart Staying At VCU

Smart withdraws name from NC State search.

Will We Know Today?

Shaka Smart may give NC State an answer on Monday.

Shakamania Open Thread

It is really weird seeing a Butler/VCU matchup in the Final Four (it deepens my sadness over our current situation as well), but it should be fun. If Shaka or Brad Stevens is wearing a red tie for...

Butler would prefer not to play a fullcourt game. The Bulldogs are the 270th-slowest team in the...

Butler would prefer not to play a fullcourt game. The Bulldogs are the 270th-slowest team in the country, at 64.6 possessions per game, and 90.4 percent of their offensive possessions this season were halfcourt sets. The fact that they struggled with Wisconsin’s impromptu press in the Sweet 16, letting the Badgers whittle a 20-point lead down to four in the final two minutes, leads one to believe that VCU — a team that presses on made baskets with regularity — will bring the heat on Saturday. Coach Shaka Smart has branded the Rams’ style of play as "Havoc," and as junior guard Bradford Burgess said, "There’s a full court for a reason."

Luke Winn examines the VCU press. Great read if you like X's and O's. Nobody does this stuff better than Winn. Also, watch Shaka take a charge. Look at the hustle!

Somebody Save Me From The Internet

Silly season got sillier on Tuesday.

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