Prior to Thursday's game between West Virginia and Kentucky, one Mountaineer had some words about the Kentucky program and how they would fare against West Virginia. Daxter Miles Jr., a freshman from Baltimore that plays around 20 minutes a night, isn't at all intimidated by the 'Cats.
West Virginia’s Daxter Miles Jr. on UK: "I give them them their props. Salute them to getting to 36-0. But tomorrow they’re gonna be 36-1."— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 25, 2015
And if that wasn't enough. Miles Jr. decided to throw some emphasis behind it.
For emphasis, Miles repeated it: "They’re gonna be 36-1."— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 25, 2015
To finish the conversation with reporters, Miles Jr. added this:
Daxter Miles: "They should be more intimidated, because they're the ones that got the high standard, and we're coming for them."— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 25, 2015
Even though Kentucky has dominated almost every team on their way to a perfect 36-0 record, West Virginia could pose the biggest threat to the Wildcats. Bob Huggins has only lost to John Calipari twice in 10 attempts (8-2) and West Virginia's strong rebounding bigs could potentially hold their own against Kentucky.
On paper, the matchup looks like it may end up being one of the best games of the tournament so far. But if we've learned anything from Eastern Washington and Georgetown, rule No. 1 of smack talking: don't do it until the game is over. Though, it is good to know that the Mountaineers aren't the least bit afraid of Kentucky.
Oh, and Andrew Harrison decided to just ignore the comments.
Andrew Harrison on West Virginia trash talk: "We've heard it before. What are they supposed to say, 'We're gonna lose?’"— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 25, 2015
Andrew Harrison told that Daxter Miles Jr. said he doesn’t think UK plays hard: "Next question, please."— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 25, 2015