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Shaka Smart Fires Up Players Before Elite Eight Game Against Kansas


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Just before the VCU-Kansas game, CBS showed footage of the pre game locker room speech that coach Shaka Smart gave his players just before they hit the court. Here's the transcript of what he said:

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"The opportunity in front of us today is this: 40 minutes. It's about 70 possessions on offense, 70 possessions on defense. Let's make every single one of them count. Today, we go after them, we run on them, and we lock them up. And today, we're punching our ticket to the Final Four. Let's go! Let's go! [Hollering and carrying on]"

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That even got me fired up.

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I also loved how in the background on the white board, what's written is" Aggressive Confident Loose", with ACL being the acronym. I guess that's an interesting way to think of those particular letters. Perhaps he didn't want his players to worry about over working their knees.

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