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First Look at WVU’s Opponents in Fort Myers Tip-Off



WVU Basketball Josiah Harris

West Virginia opens up the first round of the Fort Myers Tip-Off against SMU on Monday. The Mountaineers will then play either Virginia or Wisconsin on Wednesday. Let’s take a quick look at West Virginia and their opponents this week.

West Virginia, 2-1

Head Coach: Josh Eilert (1st season)

KenPom: 85

Adjusted Offense Ranking: 99

Adjusted Defense Ranking: 89

Scoring Leader: Quinn Slazinski (17.3 ppg)

Rebounding Leader: Jesse Edwards (10.7 rpg)

Assist Leader: Kobe Johnson (3.7 apg)

SMU, 3-1

Head Coach: Rob Lanier (2nd season)

KenPom: 95

Adjusted Offense Ranking: 131

Adjusted Defense Ranking: 75

Scoring Leader: Chuck Harris (14.3 ppg)

Rebounding Leader: Tyreek Smith (7.5 rpg)

Assist Leader: BJ Edwards (5.0 apg)

Virginia, 4-0

Head Coach: Tony Bennett (15th season)

KenPom: 19

Adjusted Offense Ranking: 36

Adjusted Defense Ranking: 12

Scoring Leader: Ryan Dunn (10.8 ppg)

Rebounding Leader: Ryan Dunn (7.8 rpg)

Assist Leader: Reece Beekman (5.8 apg)

Wisconsin, 2-2

Head Coach: Greg Gard (8th season)

KenPom: 42

Adjusted Offense Ranking: 41

Adjusted Defense Ranking: 50

Scoring Leader: AJ Storr (15.5 ppg)

Rebounding Leader: Steven Crowl (6.5 rpg)

Assist Leader: Chucky Hepburn (3.0 apg)

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  1. Kawporn Sussangkarn

    November 19, 2023 at 11:53 pm

    I have been a fan of Jordan McCabe since he enrolled at WVU. He was Mr. Basketball at Wisconsin where he played high school BB. Unfortunately it did not panned out at WVU. Still he played unselfishly but I still would like to see him took more shots than passings.I am glad that he comes to join Mountaineers Nation as an assistant coach. Great of Eilert to offer him the job and must have think a lot of him to say that.I was a postgraduate at WVU and taught there for several years. Now I am back in Thailand and follow WVU sports regularly.

  2. Dave Dickey

    November 21, 2023 at 9:19 am

    Anybody remember names like Tre Mitchell, Joe Toussaint, Mohammed Wague, and James Okonkwo…?? If Eilert had kept some of the “bigs”, or worked to keep Perez, we wouldn’t be in this situation. Running off a player because he wants some choice in what is going on with his education. Own it, Eilert…we are where we are because of you.

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