Smart replaced Rick Barnes, who was fired last week after 17 seasons at Texas. Barnes already has a new head coaching job at Tennessee.
Shaka Smart is leaving Virginia Commonwealth to coach the Texas Longhorns.
Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is reportedly scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with VCU coach Shaka Smart in order to make an offer to coach the Longhorns.
Louisville’s press, Damyean Dotson’s upside and Denzel Valentine’s versatility are just three of the many reasons to love the Sweet 16.