VCU got more first place votes than last year’s season & postseason champion Saint Louis University.
Saint Louis outshines VCU in 62-56 victory. Team is regular season and postseason Atlantic 10 Conference Conference champion.
Sunday’s defeat at Temple gives Billikens A-10 regular season title, with Rams finishing a game back.
Saint Louis holds a half-game advantage over No. 15 Butler, which beat cellar dweller Duquesne 68-49 Tuesday.
Billikens take on Rams and coach Shaka Smart— a team that’s been a darling of NCAA Tournament in recent years.
Tigers get past VCU in consolation final, 68-65.
The Billikens get another future conference opponent only weeks after Butler joins the Atlantic 10.
VCU coach will not become next leader of Illini basketball program.