With West Virginia senior forward/center Deniz Kilicli’s earlier comments about how this year’s WVU men’s basketball team consisted of ‘prima donnas’ and ‘guys who didn’t work hard,’ it was safe to assume that some players would react negatively and respond on Twitter.
That’s indeed what happened.
While some players didn’t want to respond to engage in any negative...
We’re starting to get some insight into why the 2012-2013 West Virginia men’s basketball team had a disappointing season.
The Mountaineers were unable to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the NIT and the CBI with a 13-19 record overall and abysmal 6-12 Big 12 Conference mark. West Virginia fell in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament to Texas Tech as well.
West Virginia – the team and the state – has been waiting for senior forward Deniz Kilicli to reach his potential. On Saturday, he went a long way toward doing that.
West Virginia got the sort of performance out of Deniz Kilicli that it has sorely needed, and coach Bob Huggins said if teammates had truly looked for him as often as they should have, Kilicli could have scored 40 in the Mountaineers' win.
West Virginia’s inaugural journey through the Big 12 has been a tough endeavor considering injuries, shooting woes, and just adjustments to the new clientele that WVU faces, night in, night out. However, WVU seems to be getting healthy and getting active, especially with big-man Deniz Kilicli in the paint. Lilicli’s play punctuated Monday night’s 60-58 win over Texas as...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Deniz Kilicli scored 21 points to claim MVP honors and West Virginia beat Marshall 69-59 in a wild Capital Classic featuring five ejections and five technicals on Wednesday.
Deniz Kilicli scored a season-high 21 points to lead West Virginia to a 69-59 win over Marshall on Wednesday night.
West Virginia (3-3) beat its intrastate rival for the sixth time in the last seven meetings and improved to 30-11 all-time in the series.
The Mountaineers looked lethargic early, went ahead to stay late in the first half and extended the lead to as many as 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012
Deniz Kilicli wasn't trying to be disrespectful. Honest.
Still, the burly West Virginia center just kind of shook his head when asked if he thought seventh-seeded Gonzaga had the chops to mix it up against the 10th-seeded Mountaineers in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
"I think they're physical in their conference, but we play in the Big East,...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2012
PITTSBURGH -- West Virginia's Deniz Kilicli and Truck Bryant stifled laughs when asked about Gonzaga's proclaimed intention to play a physical style of basketball in Thursday's NCAA Tournament Round of 64 game. The Mountaineers, they emphasized, deal with that every game in the Big East Conference.
Syracuse beat West Virginia 63-61 Saturday after getting a break on a missed call by the referees. West Virginia’s Truck Bryant bombed a three and missed in the final seconds, but Deniz Kilicli got the rebound and went up for the putback. His ball bounced off the backboard and was blocked by center Baye Moussa Keita. The referees did not call a goaltend like they should have,...