Tuesday, February 17, 2009

West Virginia Preview

The Mountaineers have a great computer ranking but are 6-6 in the league. That is partly due to a top 10 schedule and the sixth best defense in the country.

West Virginia-
Pomeroy Ranking- 6th
Record- 17-8 (6-6)
Quality Wins- @ Ohio State, @ Georgetown, Villanova
Bad Losses- None
Spread- WVU by 9.0

Key Players-
#1 Da'Sean Butler- 6'7", 225 lbs.- 18.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 40.5% 3PA
#22 Alex Ruoff- 6'6", 220 lbs.- 15.9 PPG, 3.6 APG, 3.5 RPG, 36.8% 3PA
#3 Devin Ebanks- 6'9", 205 lbs.- 9.1 PPG, 6.6 RPG

Scouting Report-
They shut down three point shooters on defense, allowing only 26.6%
Create a good amount of turnovers on D, roughly one in every four possessions.
Weakness is shooting percentage on offense, 48.9% effective FG%


Anonymous said...

6 games left, does 4-2 in those 6 get the Irish in? Or do they need to go 5-1, making tonight a virtual must win?

BlackandGreen said...

4-2 should be good, provided the Irish don't have an embarrassing BET (very possible).

Must win one of the next two. Winning both games will help out a lot and give a little breathing room the rest of the year.