Avoiding the Hex

It often happens that when we run a feature on a certain player, he or she turns in a bad game in their next contest. That wasn't the case for Wellington Smith against Louisville on Saturday.

It's been something of a running theme for us at the Blue & Gold News -- we do a feature article on a player, and in their next game something bad happens. Wellington Smith, however, shredded that trend with his play against Louisville, contributing 12 points, including a pair of early threes, and adding a pair of free throws in WVU's first rally of the second half as the Mountaineers knocked off the Cards.

Our postulate in Smith's article was simple - he's a key for West Virginia's stretch run. The Mountaineers can't rely on just Da'Sean Butler for scoring, or Kevin Jones and Devin Ebanks for defense, and it needs the senior Smith to provide both. He did that, helping WVU come up with a big conference win.

In this post-game talk, Smith discusses his play, and the effect of WVU's late switch to a 1-3-1 defense.

Wellington Smith Interview

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