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Metrics Project WVU Basketball Struggling Rest of Season



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Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

WVU Basketball enters Wednesday’s game vs. Cincinnati at 7-13 (2-5 Big 12). West Virginia has dropped the previous two games after upsetting then-No. 3 Kansas. Let’s take a look at how the metrics projecting the team will do the rest of the season.

KenPom: 9-22 (4-14 Big 12)

BartTorvik: 9-22 (4-14 Big 12)

WarrenNolan: 7-24 (2-16 Big 12)

All three metric systems have the Mountaineers playing as underdogs in their remaining 11 regular season games. KenPom and BartTorvik have WVU winning two more games but their systems don’t have a guess on which games those would be.

If the projections become reality, this would be the first season since 2001-02 that West Virginia has failed to hit a double digit win total.

West Virginia has had a long season overcoming injuries, waiver issues and a suspension. RaeQuan Battle (10), Kerr Kriisa (9), Noah Farrakhan (9), Jesse Edwards (9) and Akok Akok (7) have all missed significant time. The Mountaineers picked up two conference wins over Texas and Kansas at the WVU Coliseum but have yet to win a game this season away from home (0-8).

WVU went on the road last week, dropping both games to UCF and Oklahoma State. OSU picked up their first Big 12 win of the season on Saturday. West Virginia will host Cincinnati on Wednesday at 7 p.m. as the Mountaineers try to get back into the middle of the pack in the conference standings.

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