Characteristically, Dave Smart wanted little to do with making much out of the Carleton University now owning the record for Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's basketball titles.
The question was bound to come up on Sunday, since the sports media is wired to think comparatively. Carleton has now won nine of the last 11 national titles and seem poised to hit double digits next season, when it is again slated to host the CIS Final 8. Their 92-42 win over Lakehead officially broke the tie with the Victoria Vikes. Victoria won seven in a row under the legendary Ken Shields from 1980-86, then won again in 1997 under his successor, the late Guy Vetrie. Coincidentally, that was the same calendar year that Smart arrived at Carleton.
As far as Smart's concerned, though, comparing him to Shields on the basis of championships ... well, that's like comparing a current chart-topper to Chuck Berry on the basis who's downloaded more on iTunes. There can only be he who did it first.Read More »from Carleton’s Dave Smart: there is no eclipsing, or comparing with Ken Shields