Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers now sit in 2nd place in the Big 12 Conference at 17-6 overall and 10-4 in the Big 12 Conference.
The Mountaineers have slowly but steadily moved up the standings over the past several weeks and are now in position to win the conference if they are able to defeat the Baylor Bears this evening.
West Virginia is currently 1.5 games behind Baylor for 1st place in the conference. However, according to Homeland College Sports’ Matthew Postins, the Mountaineers are now the best team in the Big 12.
According to Postins, “Right now, there is no question that the Mountaineers are, at worst, the second-best team in the Big 12. I’ve made them #1 this week, combining their solid play this week with Baylor’s first loss.
Bob Huggins is closing in on his 900th career win, and the Mountaineers look like they have the potential to be a #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They have a three-game week this week, so their Big 12 Tournament seeding is still up for debate.
But, entering this week, the Mountaineers have the inside track for the #2 seed in the tournament and all of this week’s games are in Morgantown.”
Everything seems to be falling in place for West Virginia! What once seemed like a potentially doomed season with the losses of Oscar Tshiebwe and Isaiah Cottrell now looks like a team that could be the top-ranked teams in the Big 12 Conference and one of the most highly-ranked in the entire country when the NCAA Tournament rolls around.
Let’s Go Mountaineers!