Source: Illini target Shaka Smart

The University of Illinois has targeted VCU's Shaka Smart as its top choice to replace Bruce Weber, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Smart's Rams lost to Indiana on Saturday, ending their season in the round of 32. VCU became just the third No. 11 seed in NCAA tourney history to make it to the Final Four in 2011, after which Smart signed an eight-year extension.

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