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West Virginia and the Big Dance

Posted on: March 16, 2010

The WVU Men's Basketball team celebrates their first ever BIG EAST Championship.

Here we go again. Its time for the big dance. The bubbles have been burst and the teams have been selected. Our beloved WVU Men’s basketball team has been battling this whole season to make its mark and they now have their destiny set. They did everything they could to get the highest seed possible and now its time to analyze how far they are going to make it.

First and foremost, this bracket carries a couple of challenges and a couple of teams that could pull a George Mason and be the Cinderella story of this year’s dance. The big one goes by the name of Cornell. They are the underrepresented Ivy League team that could make a splash with their players who are not nationally known. The other two teams that present a big problem go by the names of Kentucky and New Mexico. Kentucky spent a good deal of time at number one this season and boast two of the best freshmen of all time in John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins. WVU will not be seeing them until at least the Elite 8, but they will have to get past a tough New Mexico team. Steve Alford has led this team to greater standards since taking over the head coaching position and they show a great threat even at a number three seed.

Mr. Clutch Da'Sean Butler.

If one thing has to be constant for the Mountaineers this post season it has to be Da’Sean Butler. If there one thing he has been doing this whole season, it has been saving the Mountaineers booties at the last second almost every other game. When the game is tight, everyone knows the ball is going to Butler but for the most part, teams just seem to forget about Mr. Clutch. Butler has to make almost every shot he takes if this team wants a shot at making it to the title game. If worse comes to worse, he will also have to make that last second shot even if there are five guys on him.

Bob Huggins

If there is one person who will lead this team to victory it will always be the hard-nosed straight talking Bob Huggins. Huggins is seeking that elusive NCAA Championship that has been close but still out of reach for quite some time now. The one key to this equation is that his players actually have to listen to his advice and coaching techniques every step of the way. No more games where over 50% of the free throws are missed or where the players just decided not to listen to Huggins. Its do or die for the whole team. So if success is what they want, Huggins is the man to lead them there.

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