February 17, 2012

Why not us?

Senior Forward Kevin Jones kept telling his teammates prior to the Backyard Brawl against Pittsburgh that they could go into the Petersen Events Center and come out with his first victory in the building as a Mountaineer.

"Why not us? Why not now? Why can't we win here?" he asked them in the locker room. "We can win here, and I kept drilling that in their heads and they bought into it."

He had been close before, winning by as many as seven points with under minute left to play in his sophomore year in 2010, before the Panthers rallied to tie the game and eventually win in three overtimes.

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