Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers fell to 11-8 overall and 1-6 in the Big 12 Conference, losing to the #7 ranked Texas Longhorns, 69-61.
Here’s what West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins had to say following the loss:
“We’ve talked multiple times that we’re not going to win games turning the ball over 20 times. We spend a huge amount of time working to fix that. I thought it was fixed and it’s clearly not. We didn’t have a lot of pep in our step. You can’t win games in this league going to the free throw line and missing shot after shot. We don’t have a chance.
I’m beside myself because I thought we were starting to get it in the right direction. We have pieces that do what they’re supposed to. I’m torn up, honestly. I thought we had it headed in the right direction. Even the games that we lost this season, we competed. We didn’t practice hard for 2 days. Maybe that’s my fault, but we’re coming off a hard, hard game and I wanted us to have (fresh) legs.
We have guys running their mouths the whole game on the bench and when you put them in, they have no idea what they’re doing. I can’t say, ‘I’ll fix it’ and not fix it because I owe too much to the people of this state. I’m not going to lead anyone on. We’re a bad basketball team right now and we’ve got to get it fixed. I’m going to do everything I possibly can. It’s frustrating, it’s humiliating.”
The Mountaineers are back in action on Wednesday at 7:00PM against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-9), who have yet to win a game in the Big 12 Conference (0-7).