Texas head coach Shaka Smart calls a play as Texas takes on TCU during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Smart’s pressing thoughts on West Virginia

Posted January 19th, 2016


Here’s a snapshot of Monday’s Big 12 conference call, via Statesman reporter Kevin Lyttle’s twitter feed, and what Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart had to say about his team’s upcoming matchup with West Virginia.

On “Press” Virginia’s defense:

On preparing for that defense:

On Shaka Smart and West Virginia coach Bob Huggins sneaky Akron Zip connection:

More on Smart and Huggins’ relationship:

While Huggins has been running the a pressure defense for nearly 30 years, including his successful run at the University of Cincinnati, Smart’s VCU teams used the press to near perfection during his tenure with the Rams. Now at Texas, Smart talked about installing the “havoc at Texas.”

Huggins on Texas:





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