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Shaka Smart: No apologies for A-10

Updated: March 18, 2014, 1:21 PM ET
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Shaka Smart isn't amused by people taking shots at the strength of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The Virginia Commonwealth coach said Monday that the A-10 needs to apologize to no one for getting six teams in the NCAA tournament, including five at-large bids, because they all earned the right to be included.

The Rams (26-8), who lost in the A-10 tournament final to Saint Joseph's (24-9), received an at-large bid along with A-10 schools Massachusetts (24-8), Saint Louis ...

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