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Have positive comments afterWest Virginia University championship season.Surprisingly, the conversation had nothing to do with the football team.While the boys on gridiron have accepted the invitation of the 2005 Toyota crocodile Bowl, the basketball team of the 2004 WVU men bowl is considering making a story book at the NCAA championship.The team has not completed the elite college basketball tournament since 1998.That year, they were one of the Cinderella stories of the ney brothers, all the way to the Sweet 16-year-old.It is not easy to travel.WVU played the role at the Grand Oriental Conference, which many see as one of the toughest games in the entire zone I.Mountain climbers who are out of the meeting schedule are not a breeze either: they face Louis an on Baton Rouge and ACC Giants North Carolina in Raleigh."We don't want to sit there on bubble night and say, I hope we play harder," said mountaineering coach John Bellin .".We may not be able to get into the bubble, but we won't know unless we try.If the coaching history of beilin coach can be used as an indicator, then the journey of the game is likely to come.The three coaching stations (second division Lemoyne, Canisius, and Richmond) prior to Beilin coach all participated in the NCAA championship before the end of their fourth year as coach.Looking for something positive for West Virginia's basketball program can be said to be a struggle.This is before beiliin arrived.There is no unforgettable 2001 Sport for climbers.They were strong at the start of the season to 7-But ended the year with eight wins.Their only victory was caught in two nine-The game was defeated.According to ESPN Magazine's Bruce Feldman, players lost respect for the coaching staff that year, led by the WVU 2004 Sports Hall of Fame, industry tee Gale Catlett.After the players saw several assistant coaches at the local bar, the situation became particularly bad.The next day, if you just see [the coach] shooting and hitting, what do you think of themyear-Asked a player in feldman Hills's article "Moving Mountains.After that season, Cartwright resigned.His replacement, Dan darchic, was supposed to bring boot camp.Just like the discipline of the team.He was released on bail only eight days later.Enter John BellinESPN analyst Jay Bilas, speaking of beileyin in 1998, said his game plan was innovative and he instilled basic games in all teams.When you hire Beilein, you don't find nightclub comics on his TV shows to get boffo ratings;Your coach is amazing.The mountaineering basketball project inherited in April 2002 was a train accident.They don't have senior players in the starting lineup and only seven players who have won scholarships.With the odds higher than the Spruce Knob, the team found a bit of success and completed 14-And gain a place in the Grand Oriental championship.In the second year under Belin, everything was hard outside the stadium.Striker drew hilfino, third 2003team All-Dadong members, after his comments in the media, were suspended in the middle of the season.After skipping the practice during the suspension, snofino was subsequently fired.At the time, he was the team's main scoring threat, and the only player they had scored more than 1000 points in their career.In the face of another considerable challenge, Bellin and his players survived the game.season shakeup.Regular season record 15-11. the mountaineer once again qualified for the Grand Oriental Championship and also received an invitation from the latterNational Invitational Tournament of the season.At NIT, mountaineers made some noises, beating Kent State University and Rhode Island University before losing to Rutgers University in the third round.This season has improved a lot from the first game of beilin golf.Junior center Deo or Fisher broke the season cap school record with 124 results, two forward Pat Belin, the coach's son, created the school record 32 consecutive free throwsDespite the success of the 2003 campaign, the climbers were having an affair and another bump.season.Two bench players have seen important moments in the season-Call out from the program."Our basketball staff thank them for their efforts over the past season and for the honesty they want to transfer," said Jose beil in March.Although I was disappointed with their decision, I knew it was part of college basketball today.In the summer of 2004, climbers traveled to Europe with the remaining 10 players.The European Tour gives mountaineers the opportunity to compete in national teams from Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.On the tour, they welcomed the debut of red shirt striker Brad Byrson and striker Mike Gansey, who were finally eligible to dress after a transfer in 2003.Beilbeil said the team took another big step towards becoming a bigger and better family.We have a good chemical reaction to this team and a strong sense of responsibility to each other.Ganxi is the biggest surprise of the trip, leading the team to an average score of 15 points.6 points."The score surprised me because I didn't know what was going to happen," Gansey said .".I don't know how much I played and how much they let me do.Playing so well really boosted my confidence.Four other players, including junior defender Johannes Heber, scored an average of more than 10 points per game.2003, Herber accumulated 4.0 GPA, let him achieve academic achievementsAmerican recognitionHerber played for the German national team all summer and will play a key role in wvu04's success.He can play four positions now.I like having children like this.In addition to upgrading Byerson and Gansey to active players, 2004 Mountaineers bring new Luke Bonner and Darrius Nichols.Bonner, a 7-Foot, the New Hampshire player of the year at best Gatorade High School, averaged 14 points and 15 rebounds per game during his senior year.He is one of the three players on the wvu golf roster and he is over 6-feet 11-Including starting center Fisher and junior Kevin pizznoire.Rob Xia, another 7-year-old, said: "We are very tall, we are very long, we are blocking the camera.After a transfer from Penn State University, it is not eligible for the footer of this season's competition.It's a good asset to have three of these big people out of the lights.The Knicks, a point guard, averaged nearly 25 points per game during his senior year and was named the Player of the year by the Roanoke Times.On paper, the team seems to be one of the best in Morgan's memory.Two years ago, the team, one of the youngest teams in college basketball history, now has a wealth of senior leadership.Everyone will be more involved this year, Pittsburgh said.I think the score will be more scattered.We have a lot of people who can score and want to score.The Mountaineer is characterized by the completion of the fourth deadeye perimeter shooting attack in the Dadong area on 2003.In addition to their height under the basket, climbers will be a difficult team to attack.Bonner says having a shooter on the perimeter is a huge asset.With the shooter, I feel comfortable with the ball moving around.Who will the team leave?Beileyin seems to have his system, and mountaineers hope to be the surprise team of the great East in 2004.If someone says that in two years, we're done.After winning a few games in the 500 playoffs, I said they were absolutely crazy.Crazy these days has style, don't you?.