Georgetown's exit hardly a Shaka

Virginia Commonwealth using media skepticism to fuel a tournament run

Updated: March 21, 2011, 12:55 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- At Hot Coach University, Shaka Smart is looking like the next valedictorian. It's almost graduation time.

On Friday night, Smart, the man with the Hollywood name, cut an unimposing figure on the sideline, a 33-year-old whippet-thin former Division III point guard with a shaved head and a neat goatee. He implores his team to force "havoc" on the court, but he was cool and collected this night.

On the opposite sideline, John Thompson III, the famous well-pedigreed ...

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