The Bob Huggins Show Preview
This week on The Bob Huggins Show, Tony Caridi and Coach Huggins sit down to discuss West Virginia’s previous losses to Kansas and Kansas State and the upcoming game against Baylor.
Last Saturday, the Mountaineers lost to the Kansas Jayhawks before returning home to face the Kansas State Wildcats. Coach Huggins talks about what went wrong in the Kansas and Kansas State games.
“We got overwhelmed at Kansas, and that has a lot to do with inexperience. Against Kansas State, we’re tied at 42, but then we have three bad defensive possessions, and then we’re down by ten. I thought we played well up until that point, but we broke down and (Kansas) State took advantage,” said Huggins.
Due to the injury of Beetle Bolden, West Virginia has had to use younger guards to step up and play point guard. Coach Huggins talks about what that inexperience does to the team.
“These guys, Brandon (Knapper), Jordan (McCabe), and Jermaine (Haley), they’ve been thrown into the fire. They are a young, inexperienced group that hasn’t been able to learn from an older guy like JC (Jevon Carter) was able to. These guys have done well, but it makes a difference when you can learn from older guys,” Huggins said.
Lately, WVU has struggled with shooting. The Mountaineers have shot between 34-35% over their past three games. Coach Huggins explained what he has worked on with the team to get their shots better.
“We spent a lot of time Wednesday stepping into shots. There is a thing in today’s game where guys hop into shots. This causes you to use all of your upper body and none of your legs which those shots are not high percentage shots,” said Huggins.
The Bob Huggins Show will also include:
- Deputy Athletics Director, Keli Zinn stops by the show to discuss her being named to the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2019.
- John Antonik (Director of Athletic Content for WVU) gives us a tour of the WVU trophy case in the lower level of the Basketball Practice Facility that the general public can’t always view, including the 1942 NIT game ball.
- Dale Wolfley gives us a shout out to the WVU women’s hoops team and their recent hoops game and victory over Oklahoma State.
- Don’t forget to watch the History of the Mountaineer feature from WVU.
- Nick Farrell goes Inside the Big 12, and Anjelica Trinone looks back at the week that was for Mountaineer hoops.