At his postgame press conference,
“I think that’s a silly question, to be honest with you. We’re sitting up here, and the NCAA logo is behind me. The game was on TV. I don’t know what else it would’ve been other than an NCAA tournament game. It’s not the NIT. The regular season is over and there’s a huge NCAA logo on the middle of the floor.”
-- VCU coach Shaka Smart was asked if the First Four felt like the “real” NCAA tournament.
To read a critique of the First Four, or First Bore as Yahoo! Sports Jason King describes it, click here.