3 W's in Oregon would shoot WVU into the Top 25 rankings

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WVU opens Phil Knight Legacy tournament in Portland, Oregon on Thursday against Purdue.

Winner would play Gonzaga if Zags win their first round game.

Duke is in the other 4-team bracket and, if it makes title game, also would face WVU if the Mountaineers beat Purdue and Gonzaga.

That's THREE Top 25 teams in a row for 4-0 WVU!

Chance to find out how good the Mountaineers are early!

This team goes 9 deep in impressive talent, too. Best free throw shooting WVU team in years. Suffocating defense. Banging in the 3's against admittedly modest opposition.

If WVU returns to Morgantown with a 7-0 record this could be a tremendous season. Early, I know. But we can dream, can't we?
 
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2022 Phil Knight Legacy schedule, teams (tipoffs in Eastern time)
Thursday, Nov. 24
Game 1: Duke vs. Oregon State | 3 p.m. ET | ESPN
Game 2: Florida vs. Xavier | 5:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 3: Purdue vs. West Virginia | 10 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 4: Gonzaga vs. Portland State | 12:30 a.m. ET Friday | ESPN
Friday, Nov. 25
Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Game 6: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser | 6 p.m. | ESPN2/ESPNU
Game 7: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser | 9 p.m. | ESPNews
Game 8: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner | 11:30 p.m. | ESPN
Sunday, Nov. 27
Championship: TBD vs. TBD | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Third place: TBD vs. TBD | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Fifth place: TBD vs. TBD | TBD
Seventh place: TBD vs. TBD | TBD
 

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WVU opens Phil Knight Legacy tournament in Portland, Oregon on Thursday against Purdue.

Winner would play Gonzaga if Zags win their first round game.

Duke is in the other 4-team bracket and, if it makes title game, also would face WVU if the Mountaineers beat Purdue and Gonzaga.

That's THREE Top 25 teams in a row for 4-0 WVU!

Chance to find out how good the Mountaineers are early!

This team goes 9 deep in impressive talent, too. Best free throw shooting WVU team in years. Suffocating defense. Banging in the 3's against admittedly modest opposition.

If WVU returns to Morgantown with a 7-0 record this could be a tremendous season. Early, I know. But we can dream, can't we?
Quit drinking.

WVU could also lose all 3 and come back 4-3. This isn't the little sisters of the poor tournament.
 

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Sarcasm noted.

Thursday in the Phil Knight Legacy tournament WVU will face #24 Purdue. If Mountaineers win, next opponent probably will be #6 Gonzaga. If WVU get into the title game it might be #8 Duke.
I don’t look at these 3 games as barriers but as an opportunity to leap into the Top 25 early in the season.
And Huggins is a coach who can pull it off!
 

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Who gives a rats rear in on polls in November. Was Gonzaga the second best team in the nation? Obviously not. Has Duke (minus coach Ferret Face) earned a top 10 ranking? Nope. If WVU run the table in Portland this weekend make them a top 20 team? No, because by the end of the year, Gonzaga, Duke and Perdue may not be in the top 50.

At this point it’s all window dressing.
 

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Top 25 early season or late season is meaningless. Popularity contest at best.
 

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Who gives a rats rear in on polls in November. Was Gonzaga the second best team in the nation? Obviously not. Has Duke (minus coach Ferret Face) earned a top 10 ranking? Nope. If WVU run the table in Portland this weekend make them a top 20 team? No, because by the end of the year, Gonzaga, Duke and Perdue may not be in the top 50.

At this point it’s all window dressing.
Perdue produces some good chicken products.
 
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Today's Thanksgiving feast involving Big 12 teams (so far):

Phil Knight Legacy in Portland, Oregon:

Duke 54, Oregon State 51
Florida vs. Xavier
West Virginia vs. Purdue, 10 pm, ESPN2
Portland vs. Gonzaga, 12:30 a.m., ESPN

Other tournaments:
#3 Kansas 69, 4-1 Wisconsin 68

No gimees in college basketball, even for Top 25 teams, huh?

Hope WVU and Gonzaga win and then Mountaineers beat the Zags on 2nd day of Phil Knight Legacy. It would Yike Nike days for me! Then then Duke in the title game!
 

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WVU opens Phil Knight Legacy tournament in Portland, Oregon on Thursday against Purdue.

Winner would play Gonzaga if Zags win their first round game.

Duke is in the other 4-team bracket and, if it makes title game, also would face WVU if the Mountaineers beat Purdue and Gonzaga.

That's THREE Top 25 teams in a row for 4-0 WVU!

Chance to find out how good the Mountaineers are early!

This team goes 9 deep in impressive talent, too. Best free throw shooting WVU team in years. Suffocating defense. Banging in the 3's against admittedly modest opposition.

If WVU returns to Morgantown with a 7-0 record this could be a tremendous season. Early, I know. But we can dream, can't we?
Huggins Gets it.

“Let’s say we go 3-0 out there, that’s huge. That puts us in a different category,” Huggins said. “But if you go 0-3 you’re struggling to catch up.”
 

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WVU opens Phil Knight Legacy tournament in Portland, Oregon on Thursday against Purdue.

Winner would play Gonzaga if Zags win their first round game.

Duke is in the other 4-team bracket and, if it makes title game, also would face WVU if the Mountaineers beat Purdue and Gonzaga.

That's THREE Top 25 teams in a row for 4-0 WVU!

Chance to find out how good the Mountaineers are early!

This team goes 9 deep in impressive talent, too. Best free throw shooting WVU team in years. Suffocating defense. Banging in the 3's against admittedly modest opposition.

If WVU returns to Morgantown with a 7-0 record this could be a tremendous season. Early, I know. But we can dream, can't we?
So if we're 2-1 does that propel us into the 40?
 

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WVU opens Phil Knight Legacy tournament in Portland, Oregon on Thursday against Purdue.

Winner would play Gonzaga if Zags win their first round game.

Duke is in the other 4-team bracket and, if it makes title game, also would face WVU if the Mountaineers beat Purdue and Gonzaga.

That's THREE Top 25 teams in a row for 4-0 WVU!

Chance to find out how good the Mountaineers are early!

This team goes 9 deep in impressive talent, too. Best free throw shooting WVU team in years. Suffocating defense. Banging in the 3's against admittedly modest opposition.

If WVU returns to Morgantown with a 7-0 record this could be a tremendous season. Early, I know. But we can dream, can't we?
That’s probably not going to happen now.
 
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WVU lost to Purdue by fewer points than Gonzaga lost to Purdue. Always a silver lining in every dark cloud. Now if my alma mater can beat Florida on Sunday in Portland, Oregon.... that and WVU ending miserable season with miracle victory will keep me happy for a few months!
 

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WVU lost to Purdue by fewer points than Gonzaga lost to Purdue. Always a silver lining in every dark cloud. Now if my alma mater can beat Florida on Sunday in Portland, Oregon.... that and WVU ending miserable season with miracle victory will keep me happy for a few months!
Quit being stupid.