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New Beginnings

Bob Huggins

West Virginia will tip off its 2008-09 men's basketball season tonight against Elon College.

There was plenty of reason for optimism in the wake of West Virginia's 98-78 exhibition win over Mountain State University last weekend. Most notably, Da'Sean Butler's 38-point, 11-rebound performance gave a little peace of mind to Mountaineer fans wondering who – if anyone – is capable of filling the scoring void left by the departure of Joe Alexander. In reality, though, it was nothing but an... Recommended Stories