Bob Huggins is being challenged by this year’s team, to say the least. He’s trying everything he can to get them moving. His latest move? Inserting Fairmont native and walk-on Taevon Horton into the starting lineup against Texas.
Huggins questioned his team’s motivation. His reason for putting Horton in the starting lineup? Horton has been “the only guy in the gym before practice.” Clearly Huggs is doing all he can to send a message to his team.
On The Bob Huggins Show, @CoachHuggs announced he plans to start a walk-on vs. Texas.
Huggins has questioned his team’s commitment recently, but said Fairmont native Taevon Horton has been “the only guy in the gym before practice.” He hopes to send a message to other players: pic.twitter.com/BNpNZADcys
— WV Illustrated (@wvillustrated) January 4, 2019
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In WVU’s most recent game they took on suffered a narrow loss against No. 11 Texas Tech by a final score of 62-59. Lamont West led the Mountaineers with 22 points, including six three-pointers. Freshman Derek Culver made a big-time contribution with 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench. This was just the third game Culver has played in since returning from a suspension. His role and minutes have increased with each game.
Bob Huggins had a very interesting take on basketball after the game when he compared basketball to a girlfriend. If you haven’t seen this you gotta check it out:
"Basketball is kind of like a girlfriend. If you don't pay attention to her, she's probably gonna drift off on you. I look at basketball that way." – @CoachHuggs offering some words of wisdom following last night's game. pic.twitter.com/7yTbq94D4l
— WVU Basketball (@WVUhoops) January 3, 2019
West Virginia takes on Texas tonight at 9 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN2. It will be interesting to see how the Mountaineers respond as Huggs pushes every button he can in hopes of getting his team rolling like he knows they should be.
It’s Game Day in Austin! pic.twitter.com/fQ5RuvwO9x
— WVU Basketball (@WVUhoops) January 5, 2019