It doesn’t take an ESPN analyst to figure out that Shaka Smart has developed a winning recipe since taking over the VCU men’s basketball program in 2009. But even with a 131-44 overall record, Smart believes that success on the court starts in the classroom, and he has established strict guidelines to ensure that his team thrives academically.
During a typical VCU men’s basketball game, most fans are focused on the skill of the opponent or how effective head coach Shaka Smart’s havoc defense will be on a given night.
The VCU men’s basketball team entered the 2013-14 season as clear favorites to win the Atlantic 10 conference, and though that remains a possibility, it won’t be an easy road for head coach Shaka Smart and his youthful squad.
The VCU men’s soccer team suffered a devastating loss to George Mason University, falling 3-2 in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Friday, Nov. 15.
The Atlantic 10 made a major splash in the college basketball scene a year ago, sending five teams to the NCAA tournament.