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The West Virginia University Men’s Basketball team travels to Lubbock, Texas tonight to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. After losing six of their last seven games, this matchup with the Red Raiders has become a must-win for the Mountaineers.
Texas Tech is currently the worst team in the Big 12 Conference, sitting with a 10-9 record and an 0-7 mark in league play. This is a winnable game for the Mountaineers for obvious reasons, however, crazier things have happened. If we have learned anything, it is West Virginia that these crazy things ultimately happen to.
There is a possibility that WVU could lose to Texas Tech tonight. Should that come to fruition, it would place Bob Huggins and company squarely in last place in the Big 12. This will be enough to raise up a stir from Mountaineer Nation as well as the devoted student base at West Virginia University.
A loss should mean that Head Coach Bob Huggins is placed squarely on the hot seat and thrown the hard questions from the media. But as we have learned, there is a difference between expectation and reality. We expect the media members to give the general public the answers they desire, but the reality is they would rather be buddies with the coaching staff and ask peculiar questions that carry no weight in the overall scheme of things.
The problem with WVU Athletics right now is that nobody is being held accountable. You can argue the Larry Harrison firing, but that move was questionable to say the least. If the entire program is struggling, that starts at the top with the head coach. This is not to say he needs fired by any means, but the work must be put in to find out just what is going on.
With a loss to Texas Tech tonight, it should be time for Bob Huggins to be held accountable. The fans are fed up and losing interest, and nothing seems to be changing. The hard questions have to be asked, the challenging decisions have to be made and we need answers.
It is far past time.