Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – The West Virginia Mountaineers got their largest victory over Pitt in a basketball game since 1968, beating the Panthers 81-56 at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh.
Here’s what West Virginia’s legendary head coach Bob Huggins had to say immediately following the game:
“We got to get everyone on the same page. We play in spurts. It’s great to have good spurts, but we need to play more consistently.
Our guys got it going early, making big shots. We have a lot of guys who can make big shots. Joe (Toussaint) played really well. Mo (Wague) played really well. James (Okonkwo) keeps getting better and better.
I thought it was a great team effort. All of our guys played really, really well. We’ve won some games here, but we haven’t won the big one yet. We want that. We just need to keep working hard every day.
Our coaches did really great in the portal. Getting Emmitt (Matthews) back was huge for us. Getting Tre (Mitchell) was really big for us. I’m excited for this team and excited for this season.”
CUE COUNTRY ROADS! #WVU blows out Pitt in the Backyard Brawl, 81-56! pic.twitter.com/5zMXZxxPL0
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) November 12, 2022