Depth, Numbers A Key As WVU Hosts Struggling Iowa State
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia welcomes in a wounded Iowa State team that will be sans three starters with another key player on the shelf as well.
The Cyclones have had their issues since knocking off the Mountaineers 93-77 in Ames on Jan. 31. It was the most points scored by ISU this season, and it was arguably WVU’s low point in terms of execution and effort in a blowout. How much do the Mountaineers take from that contest, and how deeply can film review aid any preparation with the change in personnel?
Matt Keller and Kevin Kinder delve into the Big 12 race overall, and the must-wins that remain if West Virginia is to finish in second or third place to avoid the top seed in the bracket until the final. We also take a look at the potential NCAA Tournament seed for WVU, and what the differences between a four and five could be in the opponent and match-up. Finally, a quick nod to rifle for the lead at the midway point of the GRAC championships as a short-handed West Virginia squad continued its domination on the way to yet another NCAA berth and a a possible sixth straight national title.