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Motivational Effort

Joe Mazzulla's control of WVU's 72-58 win over Notre Dame had its roots in, of all places, a hotel room the night before the game.

West Virginia typically stays off-campus the night before home games, and it was in the room of Mazzulla and forward John Flowers that the seeds were sown for Mazzulla's dominating performance. Flowers, along with Mazzulla's father, teased him about the talent of his opponent, Notre Dame's Ben Hansbrough, to the point where Mazzulla came out breathing fire. The Rhode Island native played perhaps...

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