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Mountaineer Retweet: Texas/TCU/K-State Edition

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The Mountaineers played three times since we've last hit up the Twitters for all your hot sports takes. Let's check them out and see Mountaineer Nation's reaction to an....interesting(?)...stretch of games.

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Texas -- 1/17/15

WE HAVE BROKEN THE CURSE OF TEXAS

SURELY WE WILL PERSEVERE AND CONTINUE THIS PATTERN

NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG

oh no everything started to go wrong immediately

This was like using Bide but then your opponent just used Tail Whip for two turns and then your bide didn't do any damage.

Except the tail whips were dunks. Lots and lots of dunks.

Yeah, here's the thing. This team is completely built around getting good matchups. Oklahoma, with a lack of depth that we could exhaust with the press was an amazing matchup for us.

Texas, with a team full of giant basketball robots that dunk and stuff, was not.

Honestly, they weren't even running plays half the time. Frantically break the press, throw to giant basketball robot, dunk, make us play half court offense against a 2-3, repeat. Ugh.

This pretty much makes that same point. We're very very very very good at Plan A. Good enough to be 17-3, but Patrick's right in that there's not really a Plan B that exists with this team.

Now, he also makes a good point in that this team plays their asses off game in and game out, even when they're getting their asses kicked, and that counts for something. It's a hell of a lot better than when our Plan A was "maybe Eron drops 90 points on someone."

Moving on.

TCU -- 1/24/15

(Author's Note: All of my favorites from this game kind of disappeared on me for some odd Twitter reason. Let's be real. There's only one real part you guys wanted to see, anyway.)

MOUNTAINEER RETWEET: THE BEST OF THE BEST OF THE BEST OF WHATEVER THE HELL HAPPENED AT THE END OF THAT GAME.

Certainly.

#DefconCouch

New rule: relevantly include Doctor Who, get in the Retweet.

Trent Johnson after this thing was absolutely spectacular.

SERIOUSLY THIS OUTLET PASS. I CAN'T EVEN COMPREHEND THIS OUTLET PASS. A FRESHMAN THREW THAT OUTLET PASS TO ANOTHER FRESHMAN AND THIS IS OUR FUTURE.

Again, sorry that kind of got abbreviated. Twitter glitch, whatever it was. It was just as stupid as everything that happened in that game.

Kansas State -- 1/27/15

Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat, otherwise we'd get along....

Seriously, though, they did. If we could have hit a shot to save our lives, this was another Oklahoma game. K-State had absolutely nothing against #PressVirginia and we refused to let them die the death they wanted.

This first half, man. This first half. I don't even know where to start with any of it. So, as per tradition, I'll allow someone else to use 140 characters or less to describe what I want to say.

See?

I take full responsibility for starting this.

They did not begin to hit shots.

It remained ugly.

If you're still expecting serious analysis of this game, you've come to the WRONG place.

Okay one little bit of serious analysis.

Hats off to Tarik Phillip and Jaysean Paige who stormed out of Huggs' dog house and kept us in this game. Some big time shots from Jaysean and Tarik was on the whole time he was in the game. You have to be in love with the future of our back court.

I'll also get in my token bitterness and say that no one on last year's roster could have gotten out of the dog house quickly like these two kids.

Listen to the guy with all the wins.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THIS THING COULDN'T GET DUMBER.

(this game is actually still happening right now)

Close up shop, Twitter's over.

I'm pretty sure that Bruce Weber was at the #FrustrationEventHorizon for the entirety of this game. His team had nothing to go against the full court press, and it showed. The only thing that kept K-State in this game was that we absolutely had no ability to make any baskets, ever.

But, at the end of this game we're 17-3. We've hit our win total from last year in the first 20 games. We've got another "should win" coming up on Saturday in Morgantown against Texas Tech, and 2-0 weeks are going to be huge down the stretch. After that, we'll head to Norman to see if the Sooners have figured out anyway to get their thin bench to not die against #PressVirginia, and then we'll head back home for our first match up against Baylor and their 2-3 zone. It's never easy in the Big 12, but as always, keep tweeting and Let's Go Mountaineers!