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West Virginia Falls to No. 70 in NET Rankings After Weekend Loss



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West Virginia’s tournament hopes diminish as the days go by. Following their eighth loss in Big 12 play, the Mountaineers fell 13 spots in the NET rankings to No. 70. Prior to the Oklahoma State game, WVU was No. 57.

There’s good news and bad news for West Virginia. The good news is that the Mountaineers can raise their NET pretty easily with six Quad-1 games coming up. The bad news is that all of those games will be dog fights for WVU.

West Virginia’s Remaining Schedule:

@ Kansas State (2/14) – Quad 1
Kansas (2/19) – Quad 1
@ TCU (2/21) – Quad 1
@ Iowa State (2/23) – Quad 1
Texas (2/26) – Quad 1
@ Oklahoma (3/1) – Quad 1
TCU (3/5) – Quad 2

As of Monday morning, West Virginia sits at 14-10. If the Mountaineers can win three or four of these games, they can put themselves back into the bubble by Selection Sunday. With how competitive the Big 12 is, someone from the conference could get into the NCAA Tournament with 17 wins. Don’t lose hope just yet, there’s a lot of basketball still to be played.

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