Shaka Smart was introduced as Texas’ new men’s basketball coach on Friday, and he quickly brought up a bad memory for Kansas fans.
That was the 2011 NCAA Tournament, in which Smart coached VCU to a stunning upset of No. 1-seeded Kansas in the Elite Eight. It was recently ranked by one pundit as the Jayhawks’ second-worst tournament in loss under Bill Self.
This was red meat to Longhorns’ fans:
Kansas fans were either not concerned or happy for a new challenger: