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VCU leaves Cinderella behind

The Rams are a known commodity now, standing as class of the A-10

Originally Published: September 30, 2013
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

It's easy to see why VCU is so good at its HAVOC defense. The Rams' coach excels at the art of deflection.

Ask Shaka Smart to talk about his team's place in the Atlantic 10 hierarchy and he'll happily filibuster his way to a league-wide PSA, touching on La Salle's Sweet 16 run last season, Saint Louis' league title and up-and-coming UMass.

Those are all good, relevant points, but they ignore the real truth: In just its second season in the Atlantic 10, VCU is the conference Glam ...

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