Bob Huggins Upbeat Following 12th Straight Conference Road Loss

Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers (10-7, 0-5) suffered their 5th consecutive loss and 12th straight conference loss on the road, falling to the Oklahoma Sooners, 77-76.

Here’s what Bob Huggins had to say following the game: “Our guys competed. That was a poor shot by Erik (Stevenson) and we didn’t need a poor shot. The deal is if you don’t have a good shot, you don’t take it.

On free throw shooting: “I don’t know what to say and I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what you do. I make them make 100 free throws before they leave the gym. Not shoot 100. Make 100. In practice, if you miss them, you run, but that’s hard to do at this time at the year.”

On Joe Toussaint: “He’s been terrific. Can’t say enough about him. Great teammate. Terrific teammate.”

Where do you go from here?: “Back to the hotel because the plane is broken down. We’re getting closer. We’re not the worst team in the league by a long shot. A lot of things have happened. We’ll continue to get better. I think what a lot of people don’t understand is that we have such a mix of players. That’s the position they’ve put us in. It’s really messed up our game. Quite frankly, I didn’t understand how to deal with it, but I think we came out okay. For all the doubters, we’re going to be a good team.”

Upcoming game: “We have a good team (TCU) coming into the Coliseum on Wednesday. Hopefully we have a good crowd and the good people of West Virginia come out and support this turnaround that we’re going to have.”