Shaka Smart Contacts George Mason About Possible Game Next Season

Although the VCU Rams bolted from the Colonial Athletic Conference to the Atlantic 10, head coach Shaka Smart says he still would like to keep VCU's rivalries from their former conferences alive, including a possible game with George Mason.

In an interview with Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com, Smart says that he has been in contact with George Mason about a possible non-conference game during the 2012-2013 season, however nothing has been negotiated yet.

The move to try and play a game with George Mason could be viewed as a bit of a surprise, as Smart says VCU has received criticism from the CAA for their decision to leave.

"This is a bold move that we at VCU have made," Smart said. "And I think there certainly are some people that don't like the move we made."

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