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Latest Shaka Smart Items
Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach Shaka Smart on Wednesday ended speculation that he might take the open job at Illinois by announcing that he'll stay with the Rams.
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Because of VCU's unexpected ride in the NCAA tournament last season, the Rams are a known commodity this year — so much so that President Barack Obama has them beating Wichita State to open the Portland Regional.
Virginia Commonwealth is heading west in hopes of getting another run going in the NCAA tournament, and the Rams finally will play a fellow mid-major level school.
Illinois fired Bruce Weber on Friday, letting go of a fiery coach whose first three years with the Illini included a run to the national championship game before a long slide the past six years ended with a 17-15 mark this season.
Troy Daniels made four free throws in the final 19 seconds Monday night, allowing Virginia Commonwealth to hold on after blowing a big lead and beat top-seeded Drexel 59-56 in the championship of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
The initial euphoria was gone as George Mason coach Paul Hewitt strode into his press conference as Tuesday teetered on Wednesday.
After avoiding a slip-up, Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart told his players not to spend any time dwelling on Thursday's unexpectedly tough overtime win over William and Mary.
Here's a prospective peek at the fun and games of 2012, with the promise that it will be a better year for somebody, somewhere.