Former Player Says WVU Basketball Would Thrive in the ACC

Morgantown, West Virginia – There is no question that the Big 12 Conference is the toughest, most difficult conference in college basketball right now. With six teams in the Top 25 and no real weak teams, there is no other conference in the nation that compares to the Big 12.

Former West Virginia Mountaineers guard Drew Schifino believes that West Virginia would be one of the top-ranked teams in college basketball if they played in a difference conference and didn’t have to play tough game after tough game every time they step on the court.

“Wish WVU played in the ACC,” Schifino said. “They would be a top ten team right now.”

Schifino, who played for the Mountaineers from 2001-2004 and was one of the most prolific scorers in team history, averaging 15.4 points per game in three seasons in Morgantown, does have a point. The ACC does not compare to the Big 12 and West Virginia would certainly have a far better record in another conference and would likely be ranked in the Top 25 if not the Top 10.

Schifino added, “Big 12 basketball is like the SEC in football. Best conference, no debate.”