How Smart would the ADs at Oklahoma (Joe Castiglione) and Missouri (Mike Alden) look to slow-play their ongoing searches for a new men's basketball coach at their respective schools until they can check in with Shaka Smart, the energetic young coach of Final Four-bound VCU? Very Smart, it says here.
VCU just took down Kansas, 71-61. That's one more victory over KU than either of the Big 12 programs searching for new coaches had over the Jayhawks during the 2010-2011 season. And this one was no fluke. VCU controlled matters, with rare exception, from start to finish.
_ Jimmy Burch