Mountaineers Pass Early Season Eye Test
Six games into the 2014-2015 season, and the Mountaineer Men’s basketball team has a promising look to them. To the eye, Head Coach Bob Huggins has assembled a more well-rounded basketball team then he has had in recent years.
In his post game interview after the VMI game in Charleston, Huggins emphasized that this team has had no time to “gel” and work on fundamentals, and he has a point. With the Puerto Rico tournament, the team has had one day to prepare for opponents.
Huggins said he looks forward to the 3 days of practice after the game with College of Charleston to focus on these things. Huggins also mentioned the fact that the team needed to get Billy Dee Williams and others healthy. Not only has the defensive press worn down opponents, it has also has taken its toll on the Mountaineers.
Comparing 1st 6 games from last season to this season
The Mountaineers have 7 games remaining before entering conference play, starting Saturday with the College of Charleston (2-3), followed by LSU (3-2), Northern Kentucky (2-3), Marshall (3-2), North Carolina State (5-0), Wofford (5-1), and Virginia Tech (3-2). The schedule gives the Mountaineers a high probability of entering conference play either undefeated or with only one loss.