Following a week of rumors that VCU basketball Head Coach Shaka Smart will be leaving for University of Texas, VCU Athletics confirmed Friday that he will be accepting the offer and coach the Longhorns.
For VCU, third time’s a charm as the men’s basketball team defeated University of Dayton, 71-65, to win their first Atlantic 10 championship.
Head coach Shaka Smart and the men’s basketball team have said all year they focus on going ‘1-0’ every game. One win against the University of Dayton Flyers on Sunday, in the Atlantic 10 title game, will make the Rams conference champions.
The Rams punched their ticket to their third-straight Atlantic 10 conference title game, defeating top-seeded Davidson College, 93-73.
Junior guard Melvin Johnson’s 23 points and sophomore guard Doug Brooks helped VCU eliminate the University of Richmond from the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals. The final score was 70-67, VCU victory.