Morgantown, West Virginia – Bob Huggins got his 899th win of his long and illustrious career tonight against TCU, but he was not happy with his team’s performance.
“We were awful. We didn’t guard. We didn’t run offense. We were terrible. We just didn’t come to play.”
Asked about why his team experienced a letdown and Huggins said that a letdown at this time of the year is unacceptable: “All these guys aspire to be NBA players. There’s 100 games a season if you make the playoffs, and those guys find a way to be ready every game. And those are old guys. Why can’t our young guys be up and ready to play?”
Huggins continued, “We didn’t come to play and that’s painfully obvious. We weren’t ready to play. We didn’t come to play. It’s so frustrating. These guys have been great. They have been great teammates and they care about each other, but then they come out tonight and wanted to see who could dribble the ball around the most without passing. It was ugly.”
Despite Huggins being unhappy with his team’s performance tonight, the Mountaineers are in great position going into their huge season finale against #17 ranked Oklahoma State on Saturday.
“We’re in good shape because we have a lot of Quadrant One wins and that’s important,” Huggins said following the game.
With a win on Saturday, West Virginia will clinch the #2 seed in the Big 12 Conference Championship Tournament and will make a very good case to be an overall 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.