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How Are Potential WVU Candidates Doing in Conference Tournaments?



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Most of WVU Basketball’s potential candidates are currently coaching in college basketball. The majority of conference tournaments are taking place this week, with a few taking place last week. Let’s take a look at how West Virginia’s potential candidates are doing in their respective conference tournaments?

**potential names are listed in alphabetical order

Mark Byington, James Madison

Current record: 31-3 (15-3 Sun Belt)

Projected NCAAT seed: 11

Result: Sun Belt Tournament Champions

3/9/24: vs. Marshall (W 81-64)

3/10/24: vs. Texas State (W 73-68)

3/11/24: vs. Arkansas State (W 91-71)

Darian DeVries, Drake

Current record: 28-6 (16-4 MVC)

Projected NCAAT seed: 10

Result: Missouri Valley Tournament Champions

3/8/24: vs. Evansville (W 79-58)

3/9/24: vs. Bradley (W 72-67)

3/10/24: vs. Indiana State (W 84-80)

Chris Jans, Mississippi State

Current record: 19-12 (8-10 SEC)

Projected NCAAT seed: 11

Result: upcoming vs. Tennessee (Friday)

3/14/24: vs. LSU (W 70-60)

Dustin Kerns, App State

Current record: 27-6 (16-2 Sun Belt)

Projected NCAAT seed: N/A

Result: Loss in Sun Belt semifinals

3/9/24: vs. Georgia Southern (W 85-80 OT)

3/10/24: vs. Arkansas State (L 67-65)

Dusty May, FAU

Current record: 24-7 (14-4 AAC)

Projected NCAAT seed: 9

Result: upcoming vs. UNT/Tulane (Friday)

Niko Medved, Colorado State

Current record: 23-9 (10-8 Mountain West)

Projected NCAAT seed: 9

Result: upcoming vs. Nevada (Thursday)

3/13/24: vs. San Jose State (W 72-62)

Josh Schertz, Indiana State

Current record: 28-3 (17-3 MVC)

Projected NCAAT seed: 11 – Last Four In

Result: Loss in Missouri Valley Championship

3/8/24: vs. Missouri State (W 75-59)

3/9/24: vs. Northern Iowa (W 94-72)

3/10/24: vs. Drake (L 84-80)

Will Wade, McNeese State

Current record: 30-3 (17-1 Southland)

Projected NCAAT seed: 13

Result: Southland Tournament Champions

3/12/24: vs. Lamar (W 76-57)

3/13/24: vs. Nicholls State (W 92-76)


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