Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers fell to 0-2 in the Big 12 Conference with a 67-60 loss at Oklahoma State. West Virginia’s legendary head coach, Bob Huggins, was not happy with his team as a whole but really focused on the referees and one player.
“I got to watch what I say here. I wish everything would be consistent. It doesn’t seem to be. We had our chances. We couldn’t make our free throws. Erik (Stevenson) gets incredibly stupid again and basically costs us the game. It can’t happen again. It just can’t happen again.
We couldn’t make free throws. I got to a point where I couldn’t really play Jimmy Bell because he couldn’t make free throws.
We have guys pouting on the bench. I know for sure that one more time that one guy does that, he will no longer be a Mountaineer. Pat (Suemnick) played his tail off. He played so hard and competed. The guys that pout won’t be playing. You’re playing for the state of West Virginia. Our two games that are coming up, I believe are sold out. We need two wins in the worst way.”
“I love the guy to death,” Huggins said of Erik Stevenson. “He hurts our team when he does that stuff. It hurts your team, it hurts your teammates. For what? So people will look at you! He doesn’t have the right to do that. He doesn’t have the right to hurt our team anymore. We’ve got to be somebody. We have got to stop the stupidness. I’m not going to have another one. I’m just going to say pack your stuff up and head home.”