West Virginia's move to a smaller lineup has lessened the time that Mountaineer centers have spent on the floor, but that doesn't mean their contributions haven't been important.
Rob Summers and Jamie Smalligan
combined for just 26 minutes in West Virginia
's 70-65 takedown of UCLA
, but the things they did while on the floor were critical pieces in WVU's win. Smalligan had a dunk and a blocked shot in four minutes of action, while Summers was 2-2 from the floor, snared six rebounds, and had three assists, three steals and a block in 22 minutes.
Summers was also a leader in ratcheting up West Virginia's intensity, which some players felt was lacking a bit in their last game.
Listen as Summers describes the challenge laid down by West Virginia's coaches before the game, and discusses what the win means in terms of the teams NCAA chances.