Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, on the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, it was announced that the West Virginia Mountaineers are a 3 seed and will play Morehead State in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament!
Winners of the Ohio Valley Tournament, the Eagles are an ideal matchup for West Virginia!
The Eagles, 23-7 overall and 17-3 in conference play, had a strong season in the Ohio Valley Conference and according to Busting Brackets, “Morehead State won’t overwhelm you with one specific strength – but they don’t have any real weaknesses, either. They keep it simple. Defensively, they don’t force turnovers but they’ll make you take bad shots. Offensively, they pass well and hit their shots. They’ll outrebound you on both ends. And every player knows his role.”
While they outrebounded teams in the Ohio Valley Conference, they won’t do the same against the Mountaineers. Of all the potential first round opponents, Morehead State is a great team for West Virginia to start the tournament against.
The Mountaineers, 18-9 overall and 11-6 in the Big 12 Conference, have the lost back-to-back matchups with the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but they were previously ranked #6 in the AP Top 25 and the NCAA Tournament is the start to a whole new season!
Let’s Go Mountaineers!
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) March 14, 2021