clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NCAA Profile: West Virginia Mountaineers

The Mountaineers doesn't have a cupcake of a 1st round match-up.

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Team: West Virginia Mountaineers

Conference: Big-12

Coach: Bob Huggins

Record: 26-8, 13-5

KenPom Ranking: 6

Good wins: San Diego State, Kansas, Texas Tech (sweep), Iowa State (sweep), Baylor (sweep), Oklahoma

Impact Players: Jaysean Paige (13.9 ppg), Devin Williams (beast on the boards - 13.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg), Daxter Miles Jr. (9.7 ppg), Jevon Carter (9.7 ppg), Tarik Phillip (9.4 ppg)

How did they get in?: West Virginia has been consistent all season, finished second in the loaded Big-12 Conference and made the final of the conference tournament before losing to Kansas.

How far can this team go in the NCAA Tournament?: 'Press Virginia' is a problem but when you get to the later rounds of the tournament every team has strong guard play. The Mountaineers are not a great offensive team in the half court - another words they rely on their press heavily to create turnovers - so don't be surprised if Notre Dame picks them off in the second round.

Last time in the NCAA Tournament: They got blown out by Kentucky last season in the Sweet 16.