Huggins Laments Lackadaisical Offense After Exhibition Win

Huggins Laments Lackadaisical Offense After Exhibition Win


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia jumped to a quick 20-point lead over Albany and coasted to a 98-67 exhibition win on Saturday.

Bob Huggins wasn’t too impressed. The head coach was dissatisfied with the shot selection, the interior scoring, the play of his starting guards and how the forwards performed in the paint. Otherwise, the Mountaineers weren’t too bad.

If one wonders why Huggins has won more than 800 career games, it’s because he coaches to a standard rather than to a situation. That was on display in the postgame as well.

“We shot way too many threes,” Huggins said. “We shot 35 threes. More than half of our shots were threes. That’s not a formula for success. But when you throw it in to your post guys and they fumble it around and don’t score it, then you have to shoot. And we didn’t score a point in transition. We did off steals, but not in transition.

“I didn’t think (Jevon Carter and Dax Miles) were very good for them. We are expecting them to be a lot better. They are part of the reason we didn’t score in transition. They are not the whole reason, but part of the reason. We have to score in transition.”

Check out the rest of Huggins’ press conference below, including thoughts on Teddy Allen and – as always – the officiating.