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Unlikely Heroes

Kevin Noreen

West Virginia sorely needed a marquee nonconference win. It got one on Saturday, knocking off a previously unbeaten Virginia Tech team thanks largely to an unlikely cast of heroes.

Give anyone a few random snippets from the postgame box score and it would have been tough to imagine the Mountaineers would have pulled out a 68-67 win in front of a boisterous Coliseum crowd of 11,631. Would you have guessed WVU could have won had you known Deniz Kilicli would only score five points? Only six from Juwan Staten (on 1-of-6 shooting from the field)? A 1-of-10 shooting performance... Recommended Stories