Shaka Smart

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; VCU, Xavier Johnson & MoreNo list of breakout players for next season can omit Colorado's Xavier Johnson.
Jon Rothstein's Atlantic 10 Offseason NotebookThe Atlantic 10 may have lost brand name schools like Temple, Xavier, and Butler, but everyone else in the league improved since the end of last season.
Rothstein: Louisville, Damyean Dotson And 16 Reasons To Love The Sweet 16Louisville's press, Damyean Dotson's upside and Denzel Valentine's versatility are just three of the many reasons to love the Sweet 16.
Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Gators, Jay Wright & MoreThis may be the best coaching job Jay Wright has done at Villanova. And it will only be enhanced if the Wildcats reach the NCAA Tournament.
Rothstein Files: Five Observations From VCU-Western KentuckyThe term may be a bit redundant in college basketball circles, but it definitely epitomizes VCU's relentless pressure. The Rams turned over Western Kentucky 32 times in their 76-44 victory on Tuesday night and never allowed the Hilltoppers to get into a rhythm.
Rothstein Files: 3-Day College Basketball Road Trip I'll be heading down I-95 starting today to take in three different college hoops games in three nights.
Rothstein Files: Five Observations From VCU
Rothstein Files: 12-Day College Basketball Road TripSometimes there's nothing like a good road trip. Over the next 12 days, I'll be traveling to different parts of the country visiting different programs, observing practices, and taking part in some really fun broadcasting projects.
Rothstein Files: Atlantic 10 Offseason NotebookUMass boasts one of the Atlantic 10's best back courts with do-everything floor general Chaz Williams and Jesse Morgan, a burgeoning off guard who could be one of the league's best defenders.
Rothstein Files: A Smart Move To The Atlantic 10It seemed like VCU was primed to remain on their perch atop the CAA standings for years to come. That all changed in May when VCU along with Butler joined the Atlantic-10 for the upcoming season.
Rothstein Files: 10 Reasons To Be Excited About The Atlantic-10Chaz Williams took the conference by storm in his first season in the Atlantic-10 and only figures to be more of a menace in 2012-13.
Rothstein Files: Five Instant Effects Of VCU Joining The Atlantic-10 Of the Atlantic-10's 14 teams, 10 finished with .500 or better overall records last season, and adding VCU to that mix only enhances the league as a whole.