The West Virginia Mountaineers finished last season with a 13-19 record. Bob Huggins coaches winning teams, so it will be interesting to see how he bounces back after one of his worst records. Unfortunately, the 2013-14 college basketball season will not be any easier on West Virginia.
There really are not a whole lot of signs pointing towards a makeover season for this team. A couple of players will no longer be on the team and some incoming freshmen will be joining.
However, Kansas and Oklahoma State will be top 10 teams. West Virginia would need a huge upset to beat either one on the year. Not to mention, Baylor is returning plenty of talent, Oklahoma could have another good season, Kansas State has some talented players returning and Iowa State should be in the top five in the conference once again.
Huggins is a great coach and he usually does work with his teams, but West Virginia is definitely still in rebuilding mode.
If players like Eron Harris can breakout in the upcoming season, the Mountaineers could be better than expected, but the Big 12 is still a powerhouse conference for a reason.
The Cowboys and Jayhawks will be good enough to compete for a national title, while West Virginia is far from it.
It would be nice if West Virginia could improve on its 6-12 Big 12 record, but until it actually takes the court, we really cannot expect too much from this team. Hopefully, Huggins can turn the Mountaineers around in a hurry, though, because it is just weird seeing him lose in college hoops.
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