College basketball reporting icon Jon Rothstein posts his Rothstein 45 every week, with a particular team cracking the top ten of that list this Monday morning.
The Mountaineers were ranked 11th in last week’s Rothstein 45, jumping two spots after a loss to Gonzaga and a win over former Big East foe Georgetown. Rothstein’s list gives a one like report on each team, “The Skinny” before moving on to the next team.
On the West Virginia Mountaineers, Rothstein was short and sweet: “Took Gonzaga to the wire.”
The Mountaineers held their own with the top tier Bulldogs midweek last week and showed up big time in the second half of Sunday’s victory over the Georgetown Hoyas. Rothstein knows West Virginia’s toughness, as shown by his post-West Virginia win tweets: