Maybe a good bet(wvu hoops)

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Lol! you guys are having some well deserved fun with this. I'll eat humble pie, here. This WVU team is the worst WVU team in the modern era. Just a bad, bad team.
 

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i think wvu will win the big 12 this year and have as good a shot as anyone to win it all. Team will be taller, faster, more athletic and deeper. wvu was best team in hoops last year for 35 minutes and then ran out of gas, that wont happen this year. Teddy Allen and a big man who played a lot were replaced with better athletes.

WVU does lose carter(taken 32nd in nba draft) and miles. However, they have a wealth of talent at guard this year, including some really good freshmen. Konate returned for 1 more year, and he dominated the backcourts last year. Now with a juco transfer wvu will have twin towers.

This is as good a team as huggins has ever had. the Mountaineers are 30-to-1. Duke is the current favorite (5-to-1), with reigning champion Villanova tied with Kansas and Kentucky at 8-to-1 not far behind the Blue Devils. Other Big12 teams in the list include Texas Tech (40-to-1), Baylor (80-to-1), Texas (80-to-1), TCU (80-to-1), Kansas State (200-to-1), Iowa State (200-to-1), Oklahoma (200-to-1), and Oklahoma State (300-to-1). you may want to lay a hundred or two on wvu to win it all.
Dude.. please keep posting here forever. You are hilarious.
 
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i think wvu will win the big 12 this year and have as good a shot as anyone to win it all. Team will be taller, faster, more athletic and deeper. wvu was best team in hoops last year for 35 minutes and then ran out of gas, that wont happen this year. Teddy Allen and a big man who played a lot were replaced with better athletes.

WVU does lose carter(taken 32nd in nba draft) and miles. However, they have a wealth of talent at guard this year, including some really good freshmen. Konate returned for 1 more year, and he dominated the backcourts last year. Now with a juco transfer wvu will have twin towers.

This is as good a team as huggins has ever had. the Mountaineers are 30-to-1. Duke is the current favorite (5-to-1), with reigning champion Villanova tied with Kansas and Kentucky at 8-to-1 not far behind the Blue Devils. Other Big12 teams in the list include Texas Tech (40-to-1), Baylor (80-to-1), Texas (80-to-1), TCU (80-to-1), Kansas State (200-to-1), Iowa State (200-to-1), Oklahoma (200-to-1), and Oklahoma State (300-to-1). you may want to lay a hundred or two on wvu to win it all.
Dude.. please keep posting here forever. You are hilarious.
No doubt, granted konate is out, but with the greatest team Huggins has ever had, they should still be ranked what #2 in the nation? I mean all these future nba hall of game guys and 0 fer.


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ESPN: WVU Hoops a Top Five Team in 2018-19
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With fewer than 100 days left until the official start of the college basketball season, ESPN has released their initial Basketball Power Index, gauging the strength of this coming year's college basketball teams. The formula takes into account the "quantity of experience on the roster," the "quality of that experience," the "recruiting rankings for incoming freshmen, with an extra emphasis on five-stars," and a "coach's past performance." In the end, all of that spells out a top five ranking for West Virginia.

In the initial ranking, Big 12 foe Kansas comes in at No. 1, with Gonzaga, Tennessee, and Marquette rounding out the top four. Head Coach Bob Huggins and his Mountaineers come in at No. 5 with a 9.7 BPI rating, just ahead of North Carolina (9.5), Syracuse (9.3), Wisconsin (9.2), Duke (9.0), and Virginia (8.9).

Breaking it down to both sides of the ball, West Virginia ranks No. 14 nationally in offense and No. 4 in defense. Only four other teams in the country rank in the top fifteen in both - Kansas (No. 2 and No. 8), Gonzaga (No. 4 and No. 12), Tennessee (No. 8 and No. 5), and Wisconsin (No. 12 and No. 11).

Under Head Coach Bob Huggins, West Virginia has gone to the NCAA Tournament nine of eleven years, with four trips to the Sweet Sixteen and another appearance in the Final Four. The Mountaineers have gone to the Sweet Sixteen in three of the last four seasons and have been ranked inside the Top 20 in the final poll in each of the last four years. WVU has a combined 255-130 record since Huggins arrived in 2007-08.

West Virginia lost key starting guards Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles from last year's Sweet Sixteen squad, but returns three other starters in Sagaba Konate, Esa Ahmad, and Lamont West. Konate was viewed as a potential NBA Draft pick this past spring, but he chose to return to school. Ahmad is one of the highest ranked recruits to ever ink with the Mountaineers. And West even saw one publication list him as a future three-and-D first round pick in the NBA Draft.

The Mountaineers also brought in four-star big man Derek Culver, who has been one of the most coveted recruits in the country the last couple of years. He is originally from Ohio, but spent the past season at one of the top prep schools in the nation, Brewster Academy. Four-star guard Jordan McCabe dominated the competition in high school, and on the AAU circuit, coming up big when the stakes were the highest. His stock was still rising well into his senior year as more and more scouts got to watch him. Lefty wings Trey Doomes and Emmitt Matthews are expected to make a difference right away, too, as is 6-foot-10 junior college transfer Andrew Gordon.

The Mountaineers open the season at home against Buffalo on November 9th.
How's that BPI looking now? Still top 5 in the nation?