West Virginia's Odds to Win 2021 National Championship

Schuyler Callihan

At some point, sports will return to our lives and we will be in a much happier state of mind, knowing that quarantine days could officially be behind us for the time-being. What is something Mountaineer fans can look forward to once the quarantine lifts?

Easy answer. West Virginia basketball.

This upcoming season, the Mountaineers will be returning potentially the most dominant frontcourt in the country headlined by Derek Culver and Oscar Tshiebwe. To go alongside those two big behemoths will be Isaiah Cottrell and Gabe Osabuohien, forming a true four-headed beast for West Virginia. 

With the return of Tshiebwe, the Mountaineers are officially a national championship contender. According to VegasInsider.com, West Virginia has 19/1 odds to win the national title in 2021. Their odds are significantly better than North Carolina, Louisville, Texas Tech, Michigan, and several other high profile teams.

The biggest question mark will be whether or not West Virginia can find some form of consistency on the offensive end of the floor. Newcomer Kedrian Johnson could help in that regard, but returning pieces such as Jordan McCabe, Taz Sherman, and Sean McNeil all need to boost their shooting percentage. 

Will the Mountaineers have enough ammunition to make a deep run in March in 2021? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Comments (4)
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Mary jo
Mary jo

This is the year for Huggy Bear and WV crew just please hit some threes and for God sakes make the darn foul shots

Eerful
Eerful

Hopefully, Culver, who is a favorite of mine, has worked and worked and worked.. to improve his free throw %.
It’s hardly possible to work on passing when you can’t practice together, but that has to improve dramatically and, as the article says, the perimeter shooting has to improve. If those 3 things happen they’ll definitely win the National Championship.

Ryan4
Ryan4

How do you go this whole article without mentioning Deuce McBride?

mtneer1952
mtneer1952

Practicing when your in the mood is easy. But going the extra mile is only for the ones who truly BELIEVE


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