MORGANTOWN — Liv Seggie didn’t know what to think when WVU women’s basketball coach Mike Carey approached her at the shootaround before the team’s Nov. 24 game against Grand Canyon and issued this instruction:
“Get with the first group.”
Did that mean the former Morgantown High star was about to make her first collegiate start in just her fifth career game?
“It wasn’t clear whether I was or not,” Seggie said.
Turns out that’s exactly what Carey meant.
“I was nervous obviously,” the 5-foot-3 point guard said. “I wasn’t going to get really wild about it. I was even-keeled with it, or at least tried to be.”
Seggie played 21 minutes, finishing with three assists, one steal, no turnovers and two points in the Mountaineers’ 68-50 victory, in Spokane, Wash.
She’ll start at the point again at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, as the Mountaineers (3-2) play Yale (4-2) in the final game of the Naismith Challenge, at the Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, Conn.
“When you start playing, it makes it a lot easier,” Seggie said. “It’s more nerve-racking sitting on the bench and thinking about it than it is when you get out there and play.”
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