Joe Toussaint on Returning to Morgantown: ‘It Was Weird’

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Texas Tech guard Joe Toussaint returned to Morgantown on Saturday after spending four seasons with the Mountaineers before transferring to Texas Tech.

Toussaint showed up to the WVU Coliseum sporting new colors, which prompted a unique feeling among fans, coaches, and Toussaint himself.


““It was weird,” Toussaint said “A lot of things were going on. My family and I didn’t know what was going on and we just thought our best bet was to hit the transfer portal and see what we can get. Thank god Grant (McCasland) and his coaching staff reached out to me first. I ended up going to Tech and thank god everything is working out for me.”

On the opposite side of the relationship was West Virginia head coach Josh Eilert, who kept his thoughts on Toussaint short and sweet, saying, “I always respected Joe. Great kid, great family. Wish he was still playing in the old gold and blue.”

Toussaint was a man on a mission against his former team, leading the Red Raiders to an 81-70 win on the road. In the game, Toussaint totaled 21 points, seven assists, and two rebounds, which helped make the trip to Morgantown one to remember.

Toussaint and Texas Tech travel to Stillwater on Tuesday, March 5th, for a matchup between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.