(Photo by Richard Carlson - Inertia)

According to a press release from West Virginia University, men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins has been named to the Naismith Coach of the Year Watch List. He was recognized on this list by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

 

Huggins currently has the Mountaineers at 14-6 and ranked 13th in the nation. He has done a terrific job navigating his team through the COVID-19 hindered season, and has dealt with the departure of Oscar Tshiebwe brilliantly.

 

The team’s next challenge will be a trip to Austin, Texas to battle the Texas Longhorns, who knocked off WVU in Morgantown on January 9th, 72-70. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. and the game will broadcast on ABC.