Highlights and postgame interviews from West Virginia’s 87-82 loss to Gonzaga in the Jimmy V Classic. The Mountaineers led 39-34 at the half, but foul trouble and an inability to defend Gonzaga’s screen game led to a Bulldog rally that sent WVU to its first loss of the season.
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins noted that his team has to come up with a different way to guard ball screens after its tough loss to Gonzaga.
West Virginia forward Derek Culver shoulders responsibility for the Mountaineers’ loss to Gonzaga despite his outstanding play.
West Virginia guard Deuce McBride noted that his team has to guard consistently to get through offensive droughts if it is to compete at the highest level of the college game.