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VIDEO: Shaka Smart delivers some pizza to ‘ShakaVille’

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Virginia Commonwealth head coach Shaka Smart talks to his players during an NCAA college basketball game against Xavier, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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VCU played one of their biggest regular season games in program history on Saturday, as they hosted Butler in a matchup that pitted the Atlantic-10’s two highly-valued new additions.

Anyone that watched the game will tell you: the atmosphere was simply electric.

I’m not sure there has ever been a more anticipated ticket in the history of basketball in Richmond. Students even camped out on Friday night outside the Siegel Center, pitching tents and dubbing themselves “Shakaville”, in an effort to land the best seats on Saturday afternoon.

As a way of saying thank you, the man the tent village was named after swung by to drop off pizza for the hungry campers:

That’s awesome.

I couldn’t love the way Shaka Smart runs a program anymore.

Well, that’s not true.

If he showed up with fresh solo cups and a pack of clean ping pong balls, he would have written his ticket into the hall of fame.

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.