Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mountaineers surprise Hoyas on the homefront 65-59

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I could really use a wish right now.  All I can say is wow.  I saw some of same wrongs things being done in this game as last game.  With so many people on so many boards and blogs talking negative about my Hoyas (12-4 1-4 BE) I think I'll continue to keep my talk in my blog POSITIVE!  For an early game there were many fans especially West Virginia fans.  From going to most home games the Mountaineer fans always come in drobes. 

Coach Huggins had this to say about his team in his last win on the road against DePaul 67-65. "We can be 5 on 0 and we’ll throw the ball away,” he said after his team committed 16 turnovers against DePaul.  To tell you the truth, I was terribly concerned with our passing coming into this game. We just don’t pass the ball very well.”

They were all around the Verizon Center whether it be the upper levels or lower levels.  West Virginia (10-4  2-2 BE) had lots of support from their fans, and it showed in their play.  They won 65-59.  It seemed the Mountaineers were hungry for another road win after previously playing poorly on the road before the DePaul game.  Mountaineer Senior guard Casey Mitchell was 10-19 and had 28 points to lead his team in scoring this afternoon. “We wanted someone else to be 1-3, not us,” Mitchell said. 

Coach Bob Huggins on the play of senior Mountaineer guard Casey Mitchell:

“Casey, I thought, was really assertive early in the year and played really, really hard,” Huggins said, “and then had a stretch where he didn’t play very hard. It’s hard to get shots when you aren’t playing very hard.”

Jason Clark scored  was 7-10 and scored 16 points to lead the Hoyas in scoring this afternoon.  He and senior power forward Julian Vaughn had 5 rebounds and only 4 points (29 mins).  I think Jason received Coach Thompson III's message about getting the basket and finishing after last games loss of shooting too many 3's. 

The Hoyas were outrebounded 29-20 and also had 18 turnovers to WVU's 13Mountaineer's also led in assists 14-10.  The Hoyas bench scored a total of 19 points

As our two senior guards struggled Austin Freeman went scoreless in the first half and finished with 11 points on 3 for 8 shooting, while Chris Wright was 3 for 13 including 1 for 7 from 3-point range and finished with 9 points and 5 turnovers. “Our confidence as a team, the morale, is a little down because of the way we’ve been losing,” Wright said, “but we’ve got to stay together.  We have "GOOD ENOUGH "PLAYERS" that we’re going to come out of this.” 

I think this is a smart quote by senior lead guard Chris Wright.  "I think he's trying to send a message, after all he is a point guard and a point guard is an extension of the the coach on the court, says Glidehoyas."  If you can read between the lines I think you know what I'm talking about.  Let's play everyone!  Well, mostly everyone.“We’re in a place where we don’t want to be right now,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. “Everyone in that locker room from myself on down has to figure out how to get us out of this place. We’re the same group of guys who were in there two or three weeks ago, and now we just have to find out how to get back there.”

We Got The Pieces To Fit, We Just Have To Put Them Together Hoyas!
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