Reason to bet on WVU to win hoops title

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1. the odds. Vegas gives WVU little chance to cut down the nets this season, what with Huggins coming off his worst season in his 43 year career. + 10000. Odds are too good to pass up!

2. WVU has consistently been the 2nd best team in the big 12 since it joined(not counting last year's disaster). Huggins will bounce back to be in the title game against kansas.

3. Kansas. The news out of kansas is being doled out spoonfuls at a time, and it's all about how kansas intends to fight the NCAA, which has thrown the book at kansas who apparently will serve as the scapegoat of the FBI investigation. While a blueblood, it isnt like Duke or UNC, life will go on with kansas on probation-or worse.

4. WVU has the best roster in the Big 12. Yes, it's true.
And unlike past WVU teams, all of Huggins players can light up the nets.

5. Huggins predicts WVU will own the glass. Why?

The head coach confirmed Wednesday that sophomore Derek Culver — the team’s top returning scorer and rebounder — will play alongside freshman and five-star recruit Oscar Tshiebwe. He expects that tandem, along with senior Logan Routt, to grab “a lot of rebounds” for the Mountaineers.
“I think we can go back to dominating the glass like we did at one time,” said Huggins.

Huggins said the duo of Culver and Tshiebwe could be similar to another dominant tandem of big men: Kenyon Martin and Jermaine Tate of Cincinnati. Both players were 6’9″, and they combined to average more than 14 rebounds per game under Huggins during the 1999-2000 season.

6. WVU traveled to Spain this summer and destroyed the Spain's best teams.

7. WVU's players like each other(chemistry).
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My post from 8:29 this morning:

Maybe you could do us a solid and post another one of those irrationally optimistic basketball predictions so we could all have fun bashing it again this year. It's really all we have left at this point.
So... Thank you.
 

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1. the odds. Vegas gives WVU little chance to cut down the nets this season, what with Huggins coming off his worst season in his 43 year career. + 10000. Odds are too good to pass up!

2. WVU has consistently been the 2nd best team in the big 12 since it joined(not counting last year's disaster). Huggins will bounce back to be in the title game against kansas.

3. Kansas. The news out of kansas is being doled out spoonfuls at a time, and it's all about how kansas intends to fight the NCAA, which has thrown the book at kansas who apparently will serve as the scapegoat of the FBI investigation. While a blueblood, it isnt like Duke or UNC, life will go on with kansas on probation-or worse.

4. WVU has the best roster in the Big 12. Yes, it's true.
And unlike past WVU teams, all of Huggins players can light up the nets.

5. Huggins predicts WVU will own the glass. Why?

The head coach confirmed Wednesday that sophomore Derek Culver — the team’s top returning scorer and rebounder — will play alongside freshman and five-star recruit Oscar Tshiebwe. He expects that tandem, along with senior Logan Routt, to grab “a lot of rebounds” for the Mountaineers.
“I think we can go back to dominating the glass like we did at one time,” said Huggins.

Huggins said the duo of Culver and Tshiebwe could be similar to another dominant tandem of big men: Kenyon Martin and Jermaine Tate of Cincinnati. Both players were 6’9″, and they combined to average more than 14 rebounds per game under Huggins during the 1999-2000 season.

6. WVU traveled to Spain this summer and destroyed the Spain's best teams.

7. WVU's players like each other(chemistry).
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Before everyone beats up on @Nolaeer too bad, please review post # 3 of the thread.

I owe him a mason jar of corn squeezins, and an old couch.
 
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  • WVU had the number 22 recruiting class nationally.
  • Enrollees (5)PosHt / WtRatingStatus

  • Oscar TshiebweKennedy Catholic (Hermitage, PA)
    6-9 / 250
    0.9888
    31 8 1
    Enrolled
    C


  • Jalen BridgesFairmont (Fairmont, WV)
    6-7 / 180
    0.9651
    91 22 1
    Enrolled
    SF


  • Miles McBrideArchbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH)
    6-1 / 185
    0.8753
    301 35 9
    Enrolled
    PG


  • Tajzmel ShermanCollin County (Plano, TX)
    6-4 / 185
    0.8700
    15 5 5
    Enrolled
    SG


  • Sean McNeilSinclair Community College (Dayton, OH)
    6-4 / 190
    0.8628
    24 11 1
    Enrolled
    SG

  • Hard Commits (1)PosHt / WtRatingStatus

  • Ethan RichardsonFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
    6-10 / 245
    NA
    NA NA NA
    Commit 6/7/2019
    PF
SIGNED
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People in the know said WVU had no shot at Jalen bridges. Huggins has him over for a barbeque and he commits the next day! Huggins can relate to the players.
 

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1. the odds. Vegas gives WVU little chance to cut down the nets this season, what with Huggins coming off his worst season in his 43 year career. + 10000. Odds are too good to pass up!

2. WVU has consistently been the 2nd best team in the big 12 since it joined(not counting last year's disaster). Huggins will bounce back to be in the title game against kansas.

3. Kansas. The news out of kansas is being doled out spoonfuls at a time, and it's all about how kansas intends to fight the NCAA, which has thrown the book at kansas who apparently will serve as the scapegoat of the FBI investigation. While a blueblood, it isnt like Duke or UNC, life will go on with kansas on probation-or worse.

4. WVU has the best roster in the Big 12. Yes, it's true.
And unlike past WVU teams, all of Huggins players can light up the nets.

5. Huggins predicts WVU will own the glass. Why?

The head coach confirmed Wednesday that sophomore Derek Culver — the team’s top returning scorer and rebounder — will play alongside freshman and five-star recruit Oscar Tshiebwe. He expects that tandem, along with senior Logan Routt, to grab “a lot of rebounds” for the Mountaineers.
“I think we can go back to dominating the glass like we did at one time,” said Huggins.

Huggins said the duo of Culver and Tshiebwe could be similar to another dominant tandem of big men: Kenyon Martin and Jermaine Tate of Cincinnati. Both players were 6’9″, and they combined to average more than 14 rebounds per game under Huggins during the 1999-2000 season.

6. WVU traveled to Spain this summer and destroyed the Spain's best teams.

7. WVU's players like each other(chemistry).
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Here’s my yearly response. I’ll gladly book your action on this at much better odds than Vegas or any local will offer you