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Shaka Smart Accepts Texas Job

Shaka Smart Accepts Texas Job Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Shaka Smart is leaving Virginia Commonwealth for Texas, VCU sports information director Scott Day confirmed on Thursday. Smart will take over for Rick Barnes, who mutually parted ways with the Longhorns last week. Smart had at least 26 wins in six seasons with VCU and will owe the school a $500,000 buyout because he left before May 1. Smart racked up 126 wins from 2009-15 and won the Atlantic 10 tournament this year. Texas officials declined to comment on Smart's hiring on Thursday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Russell Leads (10) Ohio St. Past (7) VCU in OT

Russell Leads (10) Ohio St. Past (7) VCU in OT Getty_Ohio_State_Mascot.jpg(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Freshman guard D'Angelo Russell had 28 points, six rebounds, two steals, and two blocks to help No. 10 Ohio State eliminate No. 7 VCU 75-72 in overtime in their second-round NCAA Tournament game Thursday.Russell made 50 percent of his shots and went 4 of 7 from 3-point distance, leading Ohio State (24-10) to their first tournament win since 2013.The victory did not come easily for the Buckeyes. They fell behind by 12 in the first half before battling back to make it a one-point game at halftime. From that point on, there were nine lead-changes before the Buckeyes improved their NCAA Tournament record under head coach Thad Matta to 18-8.Jae'Sean Tate had 12 points and eight boards while guard Shannon Scott dished out 10 assists in the victory.Melvin Johnson scored 17 points for VCU (26-10) who is going home in their tournament opener for the second straight season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Shaka Smart to Stay at VCU

Shaka Smart to Stay at VCUMike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- VCU made sure nobody was going to take Shaka Smart away from Richmond. Smart confirmed to ESPN.com that he is staying at VCU to coach the Rams, and the school released a stament saying Smart will have some changes i...

VCU Does It Again, Upsets Wichita State, 62-59

VCU Does It Again, Upsets Wichita State, 62-59Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Virginia Commonwealth did it again on Thursday night. The Rams (12) upset Wichita State (5) 62-59, and are looking to start some new magic in this year's 2012 tournament. "We've won one game in this year...

Illinois Fires Bruce Weber

Illinois Fires Bruce WeberMitchell Layton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After nine seasons in Illinois, the Fighting Illini parted ways with head basketball coach Bruce Weber on Friday. The firing comes one day after the first round loss in the Big Ten tournament to Iowa.  Aft...

VCU Clinches Berth in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

VCU Clinches Berth in NCAA Men’s Basketball TournamentRonald Martinez/Getty Images(RICHMOND, VA) -- VCU will be dancing again. Junior guard Darius Theus scored 16 points and dished out five assists, leading VCU to a 59-56 victory over Drexel in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Final, clinching...

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