Huggins' Mountaineers prepare to take...

Huggins' Mountaineers prepare to take on Xavier

There are 2 comments on the The Associated Press story from Mar 27, 2008, titled Huggins' Mountaineers prepare to take on Xavier . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

“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.

They win.

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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John Q Public

United States

#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

Trevor, WI

#2 Mar 28, 2008
They've had a great season. Huggins & WVU will be back next year too.

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