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How Will the West Virginia Mountaineers Finish In the Big 12?

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The West Virginia Mountaineers are not coming off of the best season to say the least. However, how will the team finish in the Big 12 standings in the 2013-14 college basketball season.

I have a lot of faith in Bob Huggins. With that said, I think the Mountaineers will have a much better season and will finish in sixth place in the standings. Although that may not seem that much better than last year, it is a huge improvement for a team that finished with a 6-12 conference record.

I also think that West Virginia will have the chance to make the NCAA tournament. Once again, I clearly have a lot of faith in Huggins. No matter how bad his players played at times last year, they are a very talented group. They will get better in the 2013-14 season.

It helps that the Big 12 is supposed to be “down” in the upcoming season. Other than blaming some success on a down year, though, I believe Eron Harris will be great in his second season and I also believe that Huggins will find a rotation that he actually likes.

This will help create the chemistry that the Mountaineers were lacking.

A couple of players leave the team, but many return and many are joining.

West Virginia will surprise some people and if it is as good as most Huggins-coached team, it could easily finish higher than sixth. However, before the season even starts I am predicting this team to finish sixth in the Big 12.

Stay tuned, because I am sure that will fluctuate once the season actually starts and as it progresses.

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