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WVU Basketball Takes Huge Drop in Offseason Bracketology



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WVU Basketball has had quite the offseason gaining a top-2 transfer portal class and losing their Hall of Fame coach Bob Huggins all within weeks. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi released his latest bracketology during the offseason, moving West Virginia to an 11-seed.

Before Huggins’ resignation, Lunardi had the Mountaineers at a 6-seed back in April.

In this edition, Lunardi has WVU facing San Diego State in the 6/11 matchup with the winner most likely facing No. 3-seed Gonzaga in the second round. Lunardi has West Virginia’s bracket playing in Spokane, Wa.

Since Lunardi’s last bracketology projection this offseason, West Virginia has lost Huggins to resignation; Tre Mitchell, Joe Toussaint, Mohamed Wague and James Okonkwo to the transfer portal. The Mountaineers have added Jeremiah Bembry (G – Florida State), Ofri Naveh (F – Israel) and Quinn Slazinski (F – Iona/St. John’s). Naveh has not officially signed with West Virginia but the latest transfer additions have.

West Virginia has one scholarship spot remaining after the coaching staff retooled the roster for the second time in three months. In the last week, WVU has reached out to Ole Miss/USF transfer Malique Ewin and Argentinean big Lee Aaliya.

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