Morgantown, West Virginia – Bob Huggins has been stuck on 899 career wins since March 4th – nearly 2 weeks ago – when the West Virginia Mountaineers won their last game, a decisive victory at home against the TCU Horned Frogs.
Since then, the Mountaineers have dropped two consecutive games to Oklahoma State – the first against a severely undermanned Cowboys squad sans their two top scorers and then again in the Big 12 Conference Tournament – and it’s starting to feel like win #900 in Bob Huggins’ career is becoming more and more elusive. But that all changes on Friday night.
West Virginia now focuses their attention on Morehead State, the Ohio Valley Conference Champions and a team that has won 19 out of its last 20 games.
Make no mistake about it, Bob Huggins will get his 900th win in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Morehead State is a very good Ohio Valley Conference team, but they don’t even belong on the same court as the Mountaineers.
West Virginia is a 12.5 point favorite for a reason. This game should be a perfect tune-up for the incredible couple of weeks the Mountaineers are facing.
The basketball gods are shining down on Bob Huggins and the West Virginia Mountaineers in the NCAA Tournament. They have no business being a 3 seed. They certainly should not have been ranked higher than an Oklahoma State team that was clearly peaking at the end of the regular season, beat the Mountaineers two games in a row to end the season, and made it to the Big 12 Tournament Championship.
In addition, the Mountaineers were given a relatively path to the championship in the tournament by the NCAA Selection Committee. Beating Morehead State, San Diego State or Syracuse, Rutgers or Houston and then Illinois or Oklahoma State to get to the Final Four is about as easy as it gets in the NCAA Tournament.
Bob Huggins isn’t just going to win 900 games. Or 901 games. Or 902 games. Or even 903 games. Bob Huggins is going to win his 904th game in the Final Four and then he’s going to win his 905th game in the national championship game.
Bob Huggins doesn’t care about 900 wins. The only win Bob Huggins cares about is his 905th.
Let’s Go Mountaineers!