Tuesday, November 20, 2007

2007 StubHub! Legends Classic Update

The Bob Huggins era officially kicked of last Friday, November the 16th in the Mountaineers home opener, as part of the 2007 StubHub! Legends Classic. WVU rolled the Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils (honestly, that is their mascot of choice) 81-53. Scoring was led by Alex Ruoff, who put up 17, and Da'Sean Butler added 14 more.

The game was never close, with the Mountaineers up as much as 30 points toward the end of the game. Highlights (to me) included Smalligan crashing the boards early (a complaint I had after the exhibition) and some miserable three point shooting. WVU was 8 for 31 from three (.258) and 31 of 67 from the floor overall (.463). The overall shooting percentage wasn’t terrible- but believe me- it wasn’t pretty to watch.

Huggybear, on the other hand, was something to see. A pimpish three piece royal blue job with some pretty fancy shoes certainly made him stand out on the sideline. With a school record 6,600 season tickets sold for this season, I am anxious to see how the Huggy era plays out.

Huggy had them more ready to play on Sunday, as WVU faced the Prairie View A&M Panthers in their second StubHub! Legends Classic game. Again, Ruoff led all scorers with 22 as we crushed PV A&M 106-41. Ruoff had a hard time missing shots, and the rest of the team was not far behind. He was 8 of 9 overall and 5 for 5 from downtown. It was impressive. WVU shot 57.7 percent from beyond the arc (15 of 26) and shot 54.7 percent from the floor (35 of 64). It was fun to watch.

Bastard favorite Jamie Smalligan had 13 points with two threes and a rim shaking, well, vibrating two handed jam. Darris Nichols chipped in 13 more with a set of threes and two steals. Other notables- the ovation Jonnie West received when he checked at the end of the game (3.5 minutes so far this year), Ted Talkington played well, and I like what I have seen from Mazzulla, Flowers, Green and Sowards. IF you haven’t familiarized yourself with those names- do so. Wellington Smith is a beast.

The true test of Huggins first WVU team is scheduled for Friday when we face Tennessee, currently ranked 7th in the nation at 9:00 pm in Newark, NJ. Tickets are $12 to $53 for the Semifinal doubleheader. UT has defeated Temple, Arkansas Monticello (101 to 44) and Prairie View (89 to 75). They crushed UAM and let PV play them close. We sort of crushed UAM and beat the dogshit out of PV. A victory over a top ten would do much to launch the Mountaineers into the spotlight. Huggy has the suits for it. Lets hope he gets to show them off.

Check out the guy in the white jersey. Pud puller alert. Really gay man. Not that there is anything wrong with that... Homo. It does appear that he has chosen to take a death grip on Ruvell Martins cock. Thats what she said. Green Gay Packers.

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