TCU starts conference play on Saturday afternoon against West Virginia, so to prepare us for the game, we brought in WVUIE97 from West Virginia's exceptional SB Nation blog Smoking Musket to answer some of our questions.
In WVU's five losses, they've lost by an average of 6.4 points (to some pretty good teams too, like Wisconsin, Gonzaga and Mizzou). Is this team better than their record reflects?
With zero seniors on the roster and ten freshmen and sophomores, what are the expectations for the team in conference this season?
Who should TCU fans watch out for on Saturday?
Offensively, it looks like the Mountaineers really like to shoot the 3. While they're making shots at a 40% clip, can that love of the 3-ball get them into trouble at times?
Lastly, what's your prediction for Saturday's contest?
But to answer your question...Admittedly not knowing much about TCU at this point, I'll base this on a few "ifs" regarding WVU. If WVU can connect on their regular average on the 3-balls, limit TCU's inside presence and not give up too many easy layups, and win the rebounding battle, I like our chances. Staying out of foul trouble wouldn't hurt either. If we start missing the threes and let TCU get the rebound and get too many of those run-outs like I mentioned before, it could be a long day for WVU. We've only had two true road games. It should be interesting to see how that may affect them as well.
I hope that helps you guys get a better idea of the Mountaineers at this point. Thanks for having me!