Huggins' Mountaineers prepare to take on Xavier
“When I first heard that he was going to get one in the gym, I was like, 'Man, that's not going to happen,'”
The West Virginia Mountaineers are far different than most of Bob Huggins' teams, except in one way.
Huggins inherited a team of sharpshooters recruited by John Beilein, who stressed an intricate offense, and transformed it into a squad that plays man-to-man defense and scraps for rebounds.
No one will confuse these Mountaineers with Huggins' big, bad Cincinnati Bearcats. But West Virginia (26-10) has reached the NCAA tournament's round of 16, where the seventh-seeded Mountaineers will face third-seeded Xavier (29-6) in the West Region on Thursday night. Read more
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#1 Mar 27, 2008
The Mountaineers will need all the moonshine in their stills for liniment to pour on their wounds as the limp back to the hills after this game.
Since: Mar 08
#2 Mar 28, 2008
They've had a great season. Huggins & WVU will be back next year too.
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