Ranking The 25 Best College Basketball Coaches in March Madness

24. Shaka Smart, Marquette

One season into his Marquette tenure, Smart has the program back in the national picture. The Golden Eagles are not quite ready for national championship primetime, but if this season is any indicator, then Marquette expects to be a serious Big East contender on a consistent basis. As long as Smart is running things, the program will be headed in the right direction. There’s excitement in Milwaukee, and it’s not just because of the Bucks. Golden Eagles’ fans liked the Smart hire when it happened, and even more so now.

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