Greg, a native of eastern panhandle West Virginia, has been in broadcasting since 1999. Upon completion of his second degree at Columbia School of Broadcasting in 2001, Greg has worked in radio stations in the Washington DC area as well as his native panhandle area. Growing up, Greg was always active playing various sports from basketball to tennis, and is always ready to throw down as it were!
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The Ladies Lead the Way
by Greg Davis,posted Mar 3 2014 2:00PM
While some of us traveled through our latest snowstorm to get to the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility to catch some of West Virginia’s first spring football practice of 2014 (can you believe it?), the Mountaineer women were setting a trap for fifth-ranked Baylor in Waco.
The news on twitter kept getting better: West Virginia trailing by three, West Virginia tied, West Virginia leading by one, by three, so on and so forth. Then it looked like Baylor was going to pull out the victory at the end of the game before Averee Fields made the play of the game with her steal and driving lay-up to put West Virginia back out in front.
It was a big triumph for Mike Carey’s Mountaineer women. How big? Considering the circumstances - a Top 10 ranking, a high seed in the NCAA tournament, Baylor’s long conference home winning streak and the possibility of sharing a Big 12 regular season title, I would say it’s the biggest win in school history.
Carey, author of several significant victories during his 13 seasons at WVU, agreed when asked during his post-game radio show if Sunday’s win was bigger than the one his team got at No. 2-ranked Notre Dame back in 2012.
Here is the coach after the big win Sunday.
The Baylor victory snapped the Bears’ 35-game home court winning streak against conference opponents and gives West Virginia an opportunity to earn a share of the Big 12 title in just its second season in the conference, provided the Mountaineers can take care of business on Tuesday night at the Coliseum against Kansas.
Baylor’s only other loss in conference play this year? That’s right, Kansas back on Jan. 19 in Lawrence. That’s something to keep in mind if you’re planning to sit this one out and stay at home on Tuesday night.
If West Virginia is successful against the Jayhawks, it will represent the first conference regular season title for the WVU women since 1992 when West Virginia won the Atlantic 10 outright.
WVU’s only other claim to a conference crown came in 1989 when WVU upset its way to an Atlantic 10 tournament championship.