Bob Huggins Receives Standing Ovation at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Bob Huggins was in attendance to honor his former player, Kenyon Martin, and watch the Cincinnati Bearcats dismantle the West Virginia Mountaineers 92-56 in the team’s season finale.

Huggins, 70, was dressed in red and received a standing ovation from the crowd during a timeout during the game. Huggins stood up and waved the crowd as “Take Me Home, Country Roads” blared over the speakers at Fifth Third Arena.

Huggins coached the Bearcats from 1989-2004 and went 399-127 there before resigning from the program following a DUI arrest. The respect paid towards Huggins at Cincinnati was very different than what he’s received at West Virginia this season. On Senior Night, Huggins was supposed to walk Jesse Edwards and Kerr Kriisa down the court as they were introduced, but West Virginia University reportedly changed the ceremony at the last moment so that Huggins would not be introduced. Instead, the “parents” waited at the end of the court and the players walked down the court alone.

Check out the video for the standing ovation below: