This article is part of our College Hoops Barometer series.
West Virginia found a way to slow freshman sensation Trae Young of Oklahoma. The Mountaineers used their patented Bob Huggins full-court pressure to hound Young into eight turnovers Saturday. Young also shot just 3-of-12 from three-point range in an 89-76 win for West Virginia. The Mountaineers check in at No. 2 in the nation in the latest AP Poll, their highest ranking in almost 60 years, riding a 14-game winning streak after losing the season opener to Texas A&M. Add in the impending return of the suspended Esa Ahmad, who was second in scoring and third in rebounding last season, and the Mountaineers may end up as serious contenders in what has been a wild, unpredictable season thus far.
Let's take a look at some more movers and shakers in this week's College Hoops Barometer.
Keenan Evans (G)
The Red Raiders are riding an eight-game winning streak, including a 3-0 start in Big 12 conference play with wins over Kansas and Baylor. Coach Chris Beard's squad is among the elite defensive teams in the nation, allowing just 59.2 points per game, which is fourth in the country. Not only does senior point guard and floor general average 1.5 steals per game, but he also leads the squad in scoring and dishing. Evans is third in the conference in scoring at 17.2 points per tilt, trailing only the above-referenced Trae Young and Kansas stalwart Devonte' Graham. Evans is by no means the only reason for the 14-1 start for Texas