Tonight the West Virginia Mountaineers moved on to the Elite 8 by beating Bobby Knight and the Texas Tech Red Raiders 65-60 in The Pitt, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kevin Pittsnogle scored 22 points to lead the Mountaineers.
The Mountaineers will now face the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday at 4:40 p.m. Everyone in the state of West Virginia will be tuned in to watch the Moutaineers make its bid to move on to the 2005 Final Four. This run by the Moutaineers is great for the players, the team, the University and the State of West Virginia.
One of the most exicting points of this years Moutaineer team is to watch different players step up night after night. Pittsnogle, Gansey, Beilein, Sally, Fischer and the list goes on. I think one of the reasons teams have had touble handling the Mountaineers is because they come out with a different look every night.
It is great to see Coach Beilein getting the credit that he deserves at putting together a great year end run to the Final Four.