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Alex Ruoff

When West Virginia's men's basketball team wins a few games in a row, it has a tendency to let down a bit. That lack of continued effort has cost the Mountaineers dearly in several games this season, and it was on display again in WVU's seminfinal loss to Georgetown in the Big East tournament.

"I don't want to say our heart wasn't in it, but it wasn't the same passion that we had yesterday against Connecticut," guard Alex Ruoff said following the 72-55 loss to the Hoyas that bounced the Mountaineers from the Big East tournament. "It wasn't the same hungriness, and it showed." There certainly didn't appear to be any quit in the Mountaineers, who battled back to cut the lead to four...

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