Team preview: VCU

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2010-11 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: November 1, 2010, 5:51 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)


Shaka Smart can feel it, even if he doesn't know it. If he knows it, he's not telling. His first season as a head coach produced 27 wins and a five-game sweep of the College Basketball Invitational, but something seemed awkward.