Shaka Smart isn't amused by people taking shots at the strength of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The Virginia Commonwealth coach said on Monday the A-10 needs to apologize to no one for getting six teams in the NCAA tournament, including five at-large bids, because they all earned the right to be included.

The Rams (26-8), who lost in the championship to Saint Joseph's, received an at-large bid along with other A-10 schools: Massachusetts (24-8), Saint Louis (26-6), George Washington (24-8) and Dayton (23-10).

On Saturday, after Duke beat North Carolina State in the ACC semifinals, Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewksi said he thought the Wolfpack deserved an at-large berth, even ahead of an A-10 team.