Washington-West Virginia: Tale of the Tape

Posted by Paul Gotham on March-23-2010 Add Comments

Setting: The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., is the place for the East Regional semi-final as Lorenzo Romar’s No. 11 seed Washington Huskies (26-9) take on Bob Huggins' No. 2 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (29-6).

Plot: Pac-10 meets the Big East for a spot in the regional final. Both schools seek their first trip to Final Four in more than 50 years. The Mountaineers lost the national championship in 1959. The Huskies advanced to the national semifinals in 1953.

Sub-Plot: West Virginia is 1-9 all-time at the Carrier Dome. Thursday’s game marks Washington’s first visit to the upstate New York stadium. The game pits teams from a pair of conferences that have taken hits of late. The Pac-10 barely earned an at...

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