Bowser wrote:I swear, I just started watching the game.
looks pretty even to me.
ExPatriatePen wrote:Good Good game.
Goalie wrote:ExPatriatePen wrote:Good Good game.
Admittedly I have not seen as much college basketball as I would have liked to this year but I hope for the sake of college basketball that no one believes either of these teams are very good. Unless these teams have another gear they are not showing tonight these are average teams at best.
To be fair Gansey was obviously limited due to injury tonight but something tells me that does not change the 5 men outside the 3 point line offense West Virginia is running. They snuck up on everyone late in the year last year I really do not think that is going to happen again.
It is tough to pick on Pitt because I really think the whole is greater than the sum of the parts in their case this year. Jamie Dixon has probably coached as much out of this team as their was to get this year.
WVU's big advantage is that they're unlike pretty much any team out there, so a team that hasn't seen them before will have a hard time dealing with them. Also, because they shoot so many 3s, it puts a lot of pressure on the other team to be efficient on offense. Those advantages are somewhat negated against Pitt- the Panthers are familiar with that style, and they have a veteran PG in Krauser (even though he's nuts) who can run an offense. On the flipside, WVU's not beating anyone if they're having an off-night shooting. They don't rebound at all, and they aren't good enough on defense to rely on shutting the other team down. That's not a good combination. On the right night, they can beat anyone...but it's hard to see them going 6 games against good competition without a bricklayer's convention one game ending their run. Then again, they could catch fire like last year. Who knows this year- when people are seriously talking about a Texas team with 4 double-digit losses as a #1 seed, it's a strange year.
WVU's big advantage is that they're unlike pretty much any team out there, so a team that hasn't seen them before will have a hard time dealing with them.
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