Of course, playing Buffalo is always a bit different for most teams.
The Bison plays at a breakneck style, often running and pressing the length of the court for 32 minutes, taking the 3-pointer when it's there, to make up for a decided lack of height.
"It's fun to be back in Charleston.'' Elkins said after the regional win at Parkersburg Catholic. "I don't know [if it affects] our kids' confidence. They just go and play.
"With 30 seconds to go [in the regional], Laythen [Good] asked me, 'Do you still want me to shoot it out of the corner?' Sure. That's the way we've played all year. We're not going to change up. We're confident that we do what we need to do, and we'll just keep playing.''
McClanahan doesn't expect a different look from the Bison on Wednesday.
"Buffalo has been very successful,'' he said, "and had a great year. I'm not expecting them to change anything that they do. It would be a disservice to them to expect anything different. They've proven they belong there. They earned their way there - doing the pressing and the pushing of the basketball and mixing up their zones.
"Their style of play has been very successful and got them where they are. All eight of the teams at the state tournament probably have a different style, and they're going to ride their style - whatever that style is.''
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.