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Game Preview: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Virginia Tech Hokies...BuzzSaw

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WVU welcomes Virginia Tech to the Coliseum for an afternoon tilt ending both teams out of conference schedules.

Game Day Vitals

Opponent Information


For the uninitiated, our hatred of Buzz Williams goes back to this:

and this:

Which led to this:

And this:


And finally this (from College GameDay):

We don't like Buzz a little bit. Got it? Got it. Good.

Game Preview

Virginia Tech comes into this game riding a 4 game winning streak. But, don't kid yourselves, this Virginia Tech team isn't as good as its record. They've only played three teams with RPIs in the top 100 and lost all three, plus a game to the 231 RPI team, Appalachian State. Their best win is over a 172 RPI Maryland Eastern Shore.

They're awful at rebounds (240th) and assists (222nd), not bad in points (122nd, averaging 70.8 ppg) but also consider who they've played so far. Now, they do shoot a high percentage (.492, good for 23rd), but we've just had a game in New York where we allowed NC State to shoot a high percentage. The key, then, is to limit the number of shots we allow them to take. I like our chances with our pressure.

This has all the earmarks for a curbstomping, which of course means it'll end up being a close game. I don't buy that theory. Today, we put Buzz in his place.

Prediction: WVU 84, VT 53