The WVU basketball team has already accomplished many great things this season. The fact is the Mountaineers are one of the most elite teams in the country.
They can prove it by advancing to the Elite 8 on Friday with a win against No. 1 seed Villanova. This will be the toughest task for the WVU basketball team all season but they are certainly up for the challenge.
The Mountaineers won’t be satisfied with the results this year without a win against the Wildcats. truthfully, it will take three more wins for head coach Bob Huggins and senior leaders Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles to reach their main goal of winning the national championship.
This team is built to do just that, but so are the Wildcats. In what is being billed as Pinstripes vs. Pullovers, Huggins and Villanova head coach Jay Wright are ready for an epic match up. Both teams have a nice history, but haven’t seen each other on the court in six years.
That’s not to say they don’t know what each team offers. The Mountaineers are one of the best defensive teams in the country and the Wildcats are one of the best offensive teams in the country. To that point, according to oddsshark.com, the over/under is 152 points and the WVU basketball team is a 5.5-point underdog.
This is a position where the Mountaineers thrive in. Carter won’t take that spread and he knows what it takes to lead a team against another strong opponent. Neither the Mountaineers nor the Wildcats have really been tested this tournament, so it’s about time for them both to see what a real quality team is made of in the tournament.
The game will tip at 7:27 p.m. on TBS from Boston. Because of the proximity to New England, the Wildcats may have more fans in the stands but it should be an overall neutral experience for both teams.