WACO, Texas — The regular season is racing toward the finish, but the most frenzied defense in the country is changing directions. No. 12 West Virginia has undone opponents in the past three games not with a relentless press but with a throwback zone defense.
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Perhaps I’m swept up in Academy Awards fever. Perhaps I’m knee-deep in college basketball and loving it. Or, OK, just maybe, I’m working forward because I’m burning some vacation days this coming week.
MORGANTOWN — When West Virginia went up big and fell down bigger in the final three minutes of regulation in last week’s loss to Kansas, when the Mountaineers went 7 for 11 at the free-throw line, committed three turnovers and bungled the final possession of regulation, the head coach “absolutely” had the right players in the game.