- Tom Haberstroh
The Instant Intel series is designed to immediately respond to a team's victory by looking ahead to its next opponent.
It took less than four minutes.
Entering Thursday night's matchup against the No. 11 Washington Huskies, the slow-paced No. 2 West Virginia Mountaineers led the NCAA tournament field by allowing just two transition baskets in 80 minutes of tournament play, according to the ESPN Stats & Information team. By the 16:09 mark in the first half, the speedy Huskies had their two transition buckets after a rare barrage of Mountaineers turnovers.
But it didn't matter. The tortoise won this race.
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