MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Odds and ends and a few things I think I think while wondering why West Virginia couldn't have cleared its basketball schedule like this in one of those years when the football team was still playing:
And so now when the football team finally has nothing to do, neither does basketball, playing just two Sunday games in a 20-day stretch.
Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
"He's not an All-American,'' Huggins said. "He's from Poland.''
Yes, it starts with back-to-back road games in a span of three days, but they're against TCU and Texas Tech, two of the three Big 12 teams WVU beat on the road last year. And among WVU's first six conference games, only one is against the genuine upper crust of the league this season and that one, against Oklahoma State, is at home.
That doesn't mean, of course, that the Mountaineers are going to start fast, only that they won't be overmatched early. And for a team that figures to be a lot better at the end than the beginning, that can't hurt.