Both the AP and coaches polls are outÂ and while WVU’s men’s basketball team isn’t terribly close to a ranking, it is starting to get some attention. A nationally televised beatdown and some impressive statisticsÂ will tend to have that effect. And, by golly, if you’re lucky ESPN’s Doug Gottleib will take notice!
But with their only loss a two-point neutral court defeat to Tennessee, and thumpings of Auburn and Duquesne last week, I will admit that I missed on this team. While Huggins is a polarizing guy, it is hard to not admire the lack of ego involved in allowing his team to run John Beilein’s offense while demanding his own solid man-to-man principles on defense.
No such thing as bad publicity, only the Mountaineers are not running John Beilein’s offense.