Virginia Cavaliers to Schedule Home-and-Home Basketball Series with VCU Rams

Aaaand twirl! - Gregory Shamus

Two years ago, VCU shocked the college basketball world by making it to the Final Four as at No. 11 seed, upsetting No. 6 Georgetown, No. 3 Purdue, No. 10 Florida State, and No. 1 Kansas along the way. Following that season, head coach Shaka Smart made the bold statement that, "the best programs in the state [of Virginia] are in the CAA, and it's not even close."

We disagreed, using things like numbers to back us up.

Of course, VCU is now in the A10, but it looks like it's time to put money to mouth. The head coach was on ESPN Radio earlier this morning with Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg, where when asked about scheduling, he commented, "If I was in the ACC, I wouldn't want to come here either."

He then revealed that Virginia and VCU are in discussions to get on each other's schedules.

"We love the fact that we get to play Virginia Tech next year. Actually, Virginia is probably going to play us in a home-and-home series, so we're looking forward to that."

When asked when that would be, Smart confirmed that that would start next year.

The Rams are currently 10-3 overall and have yet to start A10 play. The Cavaliers are also 10-3 overall, though to Smart's credit, two of those losses have come to Virginia CAA teams, 63-59 to George Mason and 63-61 to Old Dominion. VCU beat ODU earlier this year, 83-70.

The interview with Smart comes on at the 10:32 mark of the clip. (h/t to @MyGuysRVA)

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