The importance of board scores
When West Virginia and Kentucky clash, missed shots may decide the outcome
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.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- Parker shines as Duke picks apart UCLA
- No. 1 Arizona routs Southern to reach 12-0
- Hoosiers get $40M gift to fix up Assembly Hall
- UNC's McDonald reinstated; Hairston still out
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
ESPN COLLEGE BASKETBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA
- GameWear Kentucky Wildcats Classic Basketball Bracelet