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Bob Huggins
Bob Huggins
Posted Jan 12, 2013

The Mountaineers were better. Their effort had improved. Their shooting was on the uptick. But it still wasn't enough, as coach Bob Huggins said, because of critical issues in execution and understanding.

Guard Jabarie Hinds bemoaned what was a poor personal free throw shooting performance (1-of-6 from the line) and a few key errors that were all that separated West Virginia from a much-needed win over a quality opponent.

Kevin Noreen said the team's performance was better overall, but WVU still needs to get more production from Deniz Kilicli -- who he called perhaps the strongest big man in the Big 12 -- to beat the league's best teams.

Dominique Rutledge discussed the foul call that allowed K-State's Shane Southwell to make the game-winning free throws, the team's increased effort and its mindset after the loss.

Eron Harris said one of WVU's biggest problems has been its up-and-down nature emotionally. The Mountaineers were frustrated in the locker room, he indicated, and players must be careful not to get too down on themselves -- lest one loss lead to another.

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