Found December 12, 2012 on UM Hoops:
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins summarized the expectations for his team’s match-up with Michigan on Saturday quite accurately: “People thought this would be a marquee national game,” Huggins said. “And we haven’t held up our end of the bargain.” It’s hard to imagine two teams having more more divergent experiences this season than West Virginia and Michigan. The Mountaineers entered this year with relatively high expectations, returning talented big man Deniz Kilicli as well as obtaining a slew of skilled transfers. However, West Virginia lost its first regular-season game against Gonzaga by 34 points and looked like it needed a lot of work. After beating Virginia Tech on Saturday, the Mountaineers appeared to be righting the ship — until Tuesday, when they fell to Duquesne for the first time since 1993. Michigan, on the other hand, enters the match-up undefeated and has so far, if possible, exceeded the high expectations it held to start the year. While Bob Huggins sounded exhaus...
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