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Erik Stevenson Praises Big 12 Competitiveness, Says WVU Would Win ACC



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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia guard Erik Stevenson praised the competitiveness of the Big 12 Conference on Friday morning. Stevenson went in-depth talking about the other conferences and thinks WVU would win the ACC this season if they were in it.

“Like Pitt, they’re winning the ACC right now. We go into the ACC and win the league by five games. There’s no question about it. There’s nobody even in that league that could play in our league,” Stevenson said. “Maybe Miami, maybe Pitt if you want to say that but I think they’re just having a good conference year.”

“If you put Texas Tech, Oklahoma, us, Oklahoma State in any other league, we’d probably be the top four in any other league,” Stevenson added.

Stevenson’s Mountaineers went to Pittsburgh on Nov. 11 and defeated the Panthers, 81-56. Since the game, Pitt has emerged as one of the biggest surprises in the country with head coach Jeff Capel leading his team to first place in the ACC as of Friday. Pitt has lost just three games in the last two months.

In November’s edition of the Backyard Brawl, Stevenson finished with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Stevenson is trying to lead West Virginia for their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2021 but the Mountaineers are currently on the bubble.

West Virginia is 15-11 (4-9 Big 12) and will host Texas Tech at the WVU Coliseum on Saturday afternoon as both teams look to boost their resumes.

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