Guard Matt Humphrey said West Virginia's problem in the first half was its inattention to the scouting report, as players left Iowa State's talented shooters open far too often. The future, though, is bright for the Mountaineers, as Humphrey said Huggins simply won't allow the program to go through more years like this one.
Guard Eron Harris was frustrated by the complete lack of focus and effort in the first half as well. He emphasized that when WVU plays its best basketball, it can compete with the best teams in the country. But consistency, for whatever reason, has been difficult to come by.