West Virginia’s men’s basketball group suffered their first loss of the season on Friday night, falling to Marquette, 82-71. The Mountaineers went into halftime up twelve aspects, before a 23-level swing within the 2nd half. Seemingly all the pieces went defective, but none of it an extraordinarily good deal surprised Head Coach Bob Huggins.
“The identical ingredient that is long gone defective every time we now have an day out this year,” acknowledged Huggins. “….Every game that we now have had, we now have reach out and performed animated right within the critical half, and performed flat within the 2nd half. We had to have neglected ten layups within the 2nd half. We had to miss one other seven or eight paint touch photographs.”
On Thursday night, the Mountaineers transformed 15-of-20 layups and dunks in a resolve over Elon. After the sport, Huggins blasted his group for their soft play across the basket, contradicting what the stats acknowledged. This game, though, was all over again in accordance with what he had been preaching, as West Virginia transformed lawful 5-of-18 layups within the sport.
“It lawful blows my mind the put you are on the internal, the guy is within the support of you, and likewise you bought to double pump and depart out a layup,” acknowledged Huggins. “I receive no longer know if it be trendy or [what].”
On the other aspect, Marquette shot 64% from the realm within the 2nd half and made 8-of-13 three-level attempts.
“They were all penetrate and pitch photographs,” acknowledged Huggins. “We bought straight-lined whoever touched it….. we stood spherical. How over and over did they pressure it to the neutral and maybe one in all our guys bought there to pause the guy and the rest of the guys lawful stood there and looked…..”
With the loss, WVU will play within the third put game on Sunday night at 5: 00pm in opposition to Clemson. He left his radio interview to inch stumble on film on the Tigers, but says he is no longer certain how it is doubtless you’ll presumably well obtain his group’s 2nd half efforts to pork up.
“If I knew [why], I’d repair it,” he acknowledged. “What am I supposed to salvage? Jog in there and throw issues? Yowl and affirm at halftime after we’re up twelve?”