Guard improves efficiency, UM better on both ends

Originally Published: November 17, 2005
By Ken Pomeroy | Special to ESPN Insider
This is the time of year when teams can still fool us. At times, we can see half a season and still not get the true measure of a team's quality.

Last season, West Virginia was sitting at 12-7 overall and 2-6 in Big East play the first week of February, and we all know what happened from that point on. That's an extreme example, but you get the point. Drawing conclusions about a college basketball team in the middle of December can be hazardous to your prognosticating.