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Bob Huggins Praises WVU Fans, Says ‘We Let Them Down Again’ After Kansas Loss

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The West Virginia Mountaineers have experienced a rough start to the Big 12 basketball season. Currently sitting at 10-5, the team isn’t in a bad spot yet, however after three consecutive losses in league play, fans are beginning to worry.

Head coach Bob Huggins spoke highly of WVU’s fanbase and openly mentioned that the fans deserve better than what they’ve seen this year. West Virginia is coming off a 76-62 home loss against Kansas which they didn’t really contest at any point in the game. This was the worst loss of conference play thus far for WVU, as they also fell to K-State 82-76 and Oklahoma State 67-60.

 

After the game, Huggins said, “I want so bad for us to be more than nationally relevant again because the people of West Virginia deserve it. We’ve got as good and as competitive fanbase as there is in America, and we let them down again.”

No one knows this like Huggins, who was born in Morgantown, is West Virginia through and through, and played for the program from 1975 to 1977.

But it’s been a rough go for WVU dating back to 2021. The Mountaineers have lost 17 of their last 21 Big 12 games dating back to last season, when the team went 4-14 in conference play and finished last in the league. Prior to last season, WVU had finished in the Top 3 in the Big 12 in six of the previous seven seasons.

 

The good news is that the Big 12 offers a chance for quality wins every single night, but of course the road is never easy. West Virginia takes on the 19th-ranked Baylor Bears at home on Wednesday the 11th at 6:00 with a chance to bounce back and get their first conference win.

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