The third-year skipper is enjoying another successful spring as head coach of the WVU Baseball team. His team continued their stellar play Tuesday evening when they defeated Pitt on the road to extend the team’s current string of victories to seven.
After beginning the game 1 of 11 from the field, the Mountaineers had little recourse to fall upon to counter Kentucky’s mounting pressure. Behind a 14 point night by Trey Lyles , the Wildcats had the game wrapped up by half-time.
Sophomore forward Devin Williams recorded his ninth double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds), while the rest of the team forced 20 turnovers as the Mountaineers pulled off a thrilling 69-59 victory over the fourth-seeded Maryland Terrapins Sunday night in Columbus.
West Virginia “survived and advanced” after being put to the test by a scrappy Buffalo side. But things won’t be any easier this evening when they take on the Maryland Terrapins tonight in Columbus.
The Mountaineers got resurgent efforts from Juwan Staten and Devin Williams as they would lead for a majority of Friday’s game. However, in the final minute, WVU needed one more big shot to end a mounting rally by the Bulls. They got just that as the shot clock expired as Tarik Phillip hit a clutch three to end Buffalo’s hopes of completing the comeback.
One of the more interesting second-round match-ups in this year’s big dance takes place today in Columbus, Ohio as the fifth-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers take on the No. 12 seed and Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo Bulls.
Without the services of Juwan Staten and Gary Browne once more, the Mountaineers were in position to win it late. However, this young, scrappy group failed to make the big shots at crunch time, allowing Baylor the Opportunity to completely sweep the season series.
No. 18 West Virginia will begin their quest for a Big XII title when they play No.16 Baylor Thursday in Kansas City.
The Mountaineer alum chatted about what to expect out of the Philadelphia Union in 2015. He also touched on the addition of two new expansion franchises to the league, as well as some of his recent community service projects in this exclusive interview.
No. 20 West Virginia will try to end the 2014-15 regular season on a positive note when they host Oklahoma State today in Morgantown.