The next Big East Conference school in my Five Questions series is the Universtiy of West Virginia. My fellow "Biggest Fan of the Big East" contest & blogger, Bobby of WVMountaineerSports.com has agreed to stop by and answer my Five Questions!
What team are you most looking forward to playing in Big East play?
Pitt ... the Backyard Brawl is always an epic game, football and basketball. Proved once again this year as we went 1-1 with them. Sadly this year marks the end to a LONG rivalry. Sad to see it go.
What is the biggest improvement West Virginia has made this year from last year?
The addition of 'THE BEARD' to Deniz Kilicli is the best thing thats happened to the team this year! haha I KEED I KEED. That's a tough one since I personally feel our team was better last year. Operations wise, Huggins got the team a phat new practice facility built so hopefully that will result in some improvements over the next few years. One thing I will say is that seeing Kevin Jones mature to the leader he is has been an awesome thing to watch.
Who is your favorite player on the team?
"THE TURK" (Kilicli) who else? This guy is a monster and a damn good baller. The beard this year is the icing on the cake though.
What quiet player will become a standout player before the year is over?
Two players actually. 2 Freshman this year will shine IMHO. Gary Browne and Aaron Brown, they will be the guys to take us to the next level in the years to come.
What is the best part about playing in the Big East?
UGH ... that's a tough question to answer now that it's finalized that WVU will be in the Big 12 next year. When it comes to basketball, playing in the Big East is/was a great thing, there's no denying the past 10 years the Big East has been the conference to beat. Now with PITT, Syracuse and WVU leaving for greener pastures (in football) it's hard to say what will happen to Big East Basketball. But to answer your question the best part of playing Basketball in the Big East for me has been the competitiveness and the pure talent that was coming out of this conference. The fact that the Big East Tournament is as exciting as the NCAA Tournament speaks volumes. Although I won't miss the Big East in football, I think we'll all miss it in basketball.
[bonus] What is your prediction for the score of the Notre Dame - WVU game?
WVU 67 - ND 63 BOOM!
A big thanks to Bobby for stopping by and answering my Five Questions! Please stop by his blog WVMountaineerSports.com and show him a little Big East Conference love!
Cheers ... and GO IRISH! Let's make it nine in a row!
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