Despite first-round exit, seniors believe in what Shaka Smart is building

The quiet and desolate Texas locker room in the early hours Saturday morning after a last-second loss to Northern Iowa was a long way from the boisterous practices and program cementing wins the Longhorns had grabbed earlier in the season.

But amongst the soft voices and held-back tears, one common theme rang loud and clear in that locker room.

Shaka Smart is the man for the job, no matter what the Chesapeake Arena scoreboard said.

Texas men's basketball and fans celebrate a win over North Carolina at the Frank Erwin Center

Client: The Daily Texan
Date: March 2016
Category: Sports Writing, Writing
Skills: Writing