A key contributor to the West Virginia victory over the 4th-ranked Baylor Bears was the rambunctious, sold-out Coliseum crowd. All across social media, fans were given praise for their efforts today, with some even calling it the “loudest they have ever heard” the Coliseum. In order to upset a top-5 team at home, an energetic crowd is a need.
ESPN College Basketball Analyst Fran Franschilla tabbed the Mountaineer crowd on Saturday as “the loudest building” he had been in this basketball season. Considering all of the amazing venues that Franschilla covers over the course of a season, this is quite the accolade for Mountaineer Nation.
While the season is now over, the type of enthusiasm by the crowd today must be taken forward into both next basketball and football seasons. West Virginia has the best fans in the nation, and the entire country is starting to take notice.
Huge win in Motown for @WVUhoops. Loudest building I’ve been in this season. John Denver would have approved. 👍🏻🏀😉 https://t.co/TZDOEwPBXV
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) March 7, 2020