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West Virginia Mountaineers Can Get Off To Good Start With Win Over Virginia Tech Hokies

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies weren’t the best team in college hoops last season, but neither were the West Virginia Mountaineers. Whether the case, West Virginia can get off to a fast start with a win over the Hokies in the second game of the season.

West Virginia will first play Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 8. The contest against Virginia Tech will be played on Nov. 12.

The Mountaineers will hopefully look much different in the 2013-14 season. They finished with an overall record of 13-19 and a Big 12 record of 6-12. That does not sound like a Bob Huggins coached team, but it was.

Eron Harris is going to have to step up this year and the offense in general will have to get a lot better. Harris led the team in scoring as a freshman, averaging 9.8 points per game.

Virginia Tech finished with a 13-19 record last season. A win against the Hokies is not a huge resume builder, but it would be a victory against a powerhouse conference team.

Winning in general would be nice. West Virginia lost its last seven games of the season last year. I am sure Huggins was thrilled. The Mountaineers will not be expected to make the dance, but they should be expected to at least finish above .500.

Huggins’ teams usually compete in college hoops, so it is going to be interesting to see if the Mountaineers can have a serious and fast makeover. Regardless, the team can get off to a good start by beating Virginia Tech. With that in mind, the Hokies are losing Erick Green. Green led the nation in scoring last season.

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