Last night West Virginia Mountaineer fans began as a hopeful night full of big anticipation as they took on the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Leading up to the game the Mountaineers while still a clear underdog, had some potential to knock off the top overall seeded Wildcats. The Mountaineers led the NCAA in offensive rebounds and steal. WVU was known for their tough press defense that earned them the nae “Press Virginia”.
After WVU defeated Maryland in the round of 32 all eyes focused on the match up between WVU and Kentucky. WVU guard Daxter Miles Jr. was confident about the Mountaineers chances going into the game. Miles went on the record and said that after the game Kentucky would be 36-1, however that proved all but true.
The game started with Kentucky going on an 18-2 run. The Mountaineers couldn’t handle the size of Kentucky which caused problems inside for WVU. The Mountaineers were dominated by Kentucky and lost 78-39 the least amount of points scored by a team in the Sweet 16 round since 1975.
Daxter got destroyed after the game on Twitter from both fans and players from Kentucky.
The moral of the story here is if you are going to talk trash make sure you can back it up or atleast not get blown out. Otherwise you have to be willing to accept the consequences and that criticism.
Miles who is in his freshman year was trying to be supportive of his team which is always welcome. It showed that the Mountaineers were not afraid of Kentucky and were ready to play. They just weren’t able to play at the same level as Kentucky. Maybe next year Daxter…Maybe next year.