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WVU - Mount St. Mary's Preview: The Other, Other Mountaineers

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The West Virginia University men's basketball team open their 2013-2014 in the Oliver Garden against the Mountaineers of Mount Saint Mary's 8PM.

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Game Day Vitals

Opponent Information

  • Mount St. Mary's (0-0, 0-0 NEC)
  • Conference - Northeast Conference
  • Head Coach - Jamion Christian, Second year as MSM head coach, 18-14 with The Mount (.562)
  • O/U on how quickly one team will be on the double bonus: third TV timeout
  • Last Result - L to LUI Brooklyn in conference championship 70-91
  • Official Mountaineers athletics website

Twitter is Fun

So yes, The Mount's mascot is also a Mountaineer, but it is Emmit the Mountaineer.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Emmit sighting! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23mountmoment&amp;src=hash">#mountmoment</a> <a href="http://t.co/ePmDr4foYP">pic.twitter.com/ePmDr4foYP</a></p>&mdash; Mount St. Mary&#39;s U (@MountStMarysU) <a href="https://twitter.com/MountStMarysU/statuses/329647672128593920">May 1, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Let's break this down. Not only does this man go with the more business casual goatee rather than the full beard, but the sleeveless plaid really does top it off. Also, Popeye muscles.

Game Preview

Mount St. Mary's was a meh team last year. Yes, they got blasted @ Pitt, but The Mount did rally back to get into the NEC championship game. With averaging a little less than 70 points a game and shooting 50%, the real Mountaineers should be able to handle this game pretty easily. The fun part is that they have a 7-foot sophomore Taylor Danaher, so we will get to see how the young guns for WVU handle an inside presence and our inside game really is nonexistent.

Not much to predict about this one except there will be lots of fouls and even more outside shots for 3RON, NAT3, and the returning T3RRY.

Prediction: WVU 82, MSM 65