Curtain Call

Ted Talkington certainly didn't expect to get much playing time in the Big East tournament after his final home game at the Coliseum, but there he was on the court again in the first half of West Virginia's 58-53 win over Providence in the opening round.

In the city where Broadway resides, it was perhaps fitting that Talkington took a curtain call. An, in reality, it was much more than that, as his team struggled in the first half against Providence.

Talkington, called upon to steady a shaky West Virginia offense, which couldn't seem to handle the ball or make a shot, provided a calming influence. Although the West Virginia native scored just one point and contributed one steal in 11 minutes of action, his presence did seem to settle WVU on a day when shaky play and bad decisions ruled. Talkington did not have a turnover and scored his only point after being fouled on a breakaway, but his contributions to the winning effort went beyond the stat line.

Talkington spoke with following the game and shared his thoughts on getting the call to play, Providence's zone defense, and his final chance to play in the Garden.

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