A couple of fine writers put together advances for tonight’s exhibition contest with California (Pa.), so I’ll let them have the floor.

Smart using exhibition game to thank his mentor (Richmond Times-Dispatch).

Smart faces mentor in men’s basketball’s exhibition against California (Pa.) (Commonwealth Times).

Reading those headlines, you may have assumed that VCU Coach Shaka Smart was facing his mentor tonight. You would be right.

Also, Charles Jenkins says hello. The former Hofstra great and Golden State Warriors draftee may be getting a little punchy as the NBA lockout enters its fourth month.

What's up with the guy creeping on the right. Didn't even notice him at first.