Quietly and without the attention here that it deserves, Mike Carey is up to his old tricks. His women’s team has adapted to and overcome injury to play at a high level and likely earn inclusion in the NCAA Tournament. All this during that transition season in the Big 12 that’s had the same variables the men have had to deal with at the same time.
The Mountaineers guard like crazy, when at their best, and have put themselves in good position by playing really nicely away from home. At home? That’s another story.
I just can’t wait to see the selection show when they’re the No. 10 seed in College Park with a second-round date against Maryland.
But before that, WVU gets to play host Saturday to Baylor and Ms. Griner, indisputably one of the most dynamic forces the game as seen. What, Mike Carey worry?
“She might set an NCAA record, most blocks ever during the game. I don’t care. We’re taking it to her,” Carey promised. “We’re just hoping somebody will call a foul … at least a couple. So we’re not going to back down. We’re going to attack. She’s the best player in the country; they’re the best team. We’re going to come out and play hard, there’s no doubt in my mind.”