West Virginia undone by poor D

Kevin Jones (left) and Darryl Bryant's tight D helped WVU win a tourney game last year; the Mountaineers need that D again. Kim Klement/US Presswire

As recently as late January things were going just fine for West Virginia. The Mountaineers were 15-5, and 5-2 in the Big East. It looked like Bob Huggins' team was on track to be a strong No. 2 in the conference, behind only Syracuse. But then events took a turn for the worse.