West Virginia Head Coach Threatens To Kick Star Player Off the Team

Morgantown, West Virginia – Bob Huggins was absolutely livid following West Virginia’s 11th straight Big 12 Conference loss last night at Oklahoma State. Huggins was clearly frustrated with the poor officiating, but most of his ire was directed as his senior guard Erik Stevenson.

Stevenson, who is the Mountaineers’ top scorer this season, averaging 14.1 points per game while shooting 51.4% from the field and 44.8% from three point range, was hit with a technical foul after knocking down three straight three-pointers in the second half last night.

Huggins lit Stevenson up in his postgame comments, saying that his star guard cost the Mountaineers the game.

“Erik (Stevenson) gets incredibly stupid again and basically costs us the game. It can’t happen again. It just can’t happen again. I’ve had the conversation with him about this. I’ve had another conversation. The next time it happens, he won’t be a Mountaineer.

I love the guy to death. 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.”

While Huggins has made empty threats like this in the past, he appears to be at his boiling point with Stevenson, who has earned a reputation with referees for trash-talking and taunting his opponents.

Although the video replays didn’t show Stevenson grabbing his crotch, a photo of the incident clearly shows him taunting the Oklahoma State bench.