WVU basketball: Top 3 players who helped Sweet 16 run

SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 18: Lamont West
SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 18: Lamont West /
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The WVU basketball team is playing its best right when it counts. The team is coming together and it is showing in unique ways.

The defense has played well and the offensive attack has been coming through greatly. The Mountaineers are using their depth to their advantage and every player who has stepped on the court in the tournament has contributed to two wins.

But three players have really been influential in this run to the Sweet 16. The Mountaineers have shown they truly belong in this tournament and these players have elevated their game to an elite level.

The following players are the biggest reasons why the WVU basketball team is set to face No. 1 seed Villanova in the Sweet 16 on Friday in Boston.