Here’s what’s happening in Mountaineer Nation today!
Bob Huggins and his West Virginia basketball team have made their way across the Atlantic to Spain, but the entire team was not able to make the trip. Freshman big man Oscar Tshiebwe was unable to travel with the team due to visa restrictions. Many Mountaineer fans have been looking forward to McDonald’s All-American Tshiebwe joining WVU sophomore Derek Culver in the post, but as a result of Tshiebwe’s visa restrictions WVU fans will have to wait a few more months before seeing the two team up.
Despite Tshiebwe’s absence, the Mountaineers are still going to play three exhibition games while is Spain. The first game is today against the Madrid All-Stars. All three games will be streamed on FloHoops. Check out how the trip is going so far for the Mountaineers.
West Virginia head coach Neal Brown noticed improvements in WVU’s most recent practice, but he also noticed some shortcomings of the Mountaineers. Brown noted ways that both veterans and newcomers on the team fell short of his expectations this week. Check out what else coach Brown had to say at Monday’s press conference.
New West Virginia defensive coordinator Vic Koenning spoke about the inexperience of his defense this weekend, but at the same time he made an impression that everything is going to work out with his group. Koenning spoke about correcting habits that the defenders had and position changes in the secondary. He also noted some players that have stood out, including Josh Chandler and Reuben Jones.
The nonconference games for the West Virginia’s women’s basketball team have been announced. The Mountaineers will take on Creighton and New Mexico in the Cancun Classic. WVU will travel to Orlando to face Michigan State and Syracuse in the Florida Sunshine Classic. The team will also travel to down to Charleston to play against Norfolk State and Beckley to play Radford.
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