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VMI vs. West Virginia basketball preview: Mountaineers seeking a turnaround

West Virginia hasn't looked good this year, but the Mountaineers have time to right the ship.

Charles Leclaire-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012-13 season hasn't started out the way the West Virginia Mountaineers were hoping it would.

Bob Huggins' team is 1-3 with a win only over the Marist Red Foxes at the Old Spice Classic Tournament, before losing to the Davidson Wildcats and Oklahoma Sooners.

Now, West Virginia takes on the Virginia Military Institute Keydets from the Big South conference at home on Wednesday night.

The big issue for the Mountaineers has been a brutal offense. The top scorer per game for West Virginia has been Aaric Murray, who's only averaging 9.5 points. The Mountaineers rank 204th in scoring with 66.8 points per night and even worse, 280th in field goal percentage at 39.8 percent.

VMI (3-3) has had no such issues, ranking 10th in the nation with 85.3 points per contest. Senior forward Stan Okoye leads the team in scoring with over 20 points per game. He's aided by junior D.J. Covington who is averaging just over 15 points and six rebounds each night.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.