West Virginia Mountaineers Should Start Big 12 Play With Two Wins

By Trevor Lowry
West Virginia Mountaineers
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Who knows how the West Virginia Mountaineers will fair in their non-conference schedule, but they should start off Big 12 play with two wins in the 2013-14 college basketball season.

West Virginia will take on TCU in its first conference game of the season. It will then play Texas Tech.

The Mountaineers were one of the worst teams in the Big 12 last season, but TCU and Texas Tech were both worse. TCU finished with a 2-16 conference record, Texas Tech finished with a 3-15 record and the Mountaineers finished with a 6-12 record.

Starting off with two straight victories would be great. Don’t mind the fact that those two wins would be against two easy opponents. West Virginia lost seven games in a row to end last season. It needs some momentum right off of the bat in Big 12 play and winning its first two games would help with that.

Winning those two games or not, the Mountaineers will have to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys in their very next game. The Cowboys will enter the season by being ranked No. 12 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, so in no way will that be an easy game. Winning it would be quite the upset, though.

Who knows how this team will fair in the upcoming season, but it does have Bob Huggins as the head coach. Huggins usually leads his teams to winning seasons, so last year was definitely a weird one.

I doubt West Virginia will challenge for a conference title. It could be really interesting if Eron Harris can become a star and if other players can step up, so hopefully that is the case.

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