With West Virginia about to take on Villanova in the Sweet Sixteen, Jevon Carter is certainly not lacking confident. This statement will certainly be bulletin board material for Jalen Brunson and company.
According to Carter, him and Daxter Miles Jr. combine to form the “best backcourt in the nation.” This was reported by Allan Taylor of WV Metro News.
Jevon Carter: “Me and Dax, we feel like we never got the credit we deserved. We feel like we’re the best backcourt in the nation. But I guess don’t nobody else besides us see us that way.” #WVU
— Allan Taylor (@AllanTaylorWVU) March 22, 2018
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Jevon Carter has many reasons to be confident about his team. The Mountaineers are hot after rolling through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, crushing Murray State in the opening round, 85-68 and then following that up with a dismantling of Marshall with a final score of 94-71.
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While Carter is widely thought of as the best perimeter defender in the country, he has been dominant on the offensive end in the tournament. He is averaging 24.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds. The defense is still there, though, as Carter is averaging an incredible 5.5 steals per game in the tournament.
For the season Daxter Miles Jr. averaged 12.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. In order to get past No. 1 seed the Mountaineer backcourt will need to be firing on all cylinders.
Daxter Miles Jr. finished with 14 points, a team-leading five steals, two rebounds and two assists in an 86-68 victory over Marshall during the 2015-16 season. pic.twitter.com/Ym99g0uzBh
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Friday night the West Virginia backcourt has their chance to lay claim to being the best backcourt in the country when they take on National Player of the Year frontrunner Jalen Brunson. The scary thing about Villanova is that many Villanova fans don’t even consider Brunson their best guard. Mikal Bridges averages 18.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game on 51.7% shooting. Meanwhile Brunson is averaging 19.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game on 53.5% shooting from the field.
It will all be settled on the court Friday night. Tip off is set for 7:27 p.m. ET.
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