Virginia Commonwealth University Rams head coach Shaka Smart (left) is greeted by VCU President Michael Rao (right) as he makes his way to the team bus for the VCU men's basketball team's departure from the Richmond campus on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, en route to the school's first appearance in the NCAA Final Four. VCU plays Butler University on Saturday evening in Houston. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Virginia Commonwealth University Rams head coach Shaka Smart (left) is greeted by VCU President Michael Rao (right) as he makes his way to the team bus for the VCU men's basketball team's departure from the Richmond campus on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, en route to the school's first appearance in the NCAA Final Four. VCU plays Butler University on Saturday evening in Houston. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)