“Havoc” is the style of play that Shaka Smart has embedded into the Virginia Commonwealth Rams as he has captured the college basketball scene with the fast, frenetic style that doesn’t allow offenses to breathe. On the flip side, a healthy serving of “Havoc” has the mentality of a sprinter on a 94-foot track.
It’s a mentality too as the Rams were challenged as well on Saturday night by a loud, raucous crowd in Charlotte’s Halton Arena. When 40 minutes had passed, VCU took a 68-61 win in another tough A-10 venue.
Shaka Smart has led VCU to a 7-1 road record. The mental toughness from “Havoc” should do the Rams well as we get to the postseason.Credit: VCU Athletics
“At home you get energy from crowd, and I think it speaks for these guys,” said Smart after VCU started the second half with seven points on it’s first three possessions to take the upper hand at 41-32, “Our players get a lot of energy from our fans. This is a terrific crowd here. It was a challenge to make sure that