- Apr 20, 2009
Yet during the second round of expansion they opted for Davidson and Mason which leads me to believe Wichita State and Murray State were never on the table. Again, I think with or without the final four, VCU gets the invite in 2012. The final four just made it a no brainer.Wichita State was pretty good back then. So was Murray State. Make no mistake. Shaka Smart was hot then and VCU just went to the Final Four. That Final Four run is what got VCU an invite to the A-10. The A-10 already had a school in the Richmond market when VCU was invited. Bernadette and Company jump all over VCU and Butler because of their Final Four appearances. They weren't talking to VCU prior to the 2011 run.