Huggins Previews WVU's Match-up With Texas

West Virginia was forced to try and match Texas in a half court style last season, which resulted in a trio of blowouts. Now, notes head coach Bob Huggins, the idea is to impose the Mountaineers' style on the sizeable Longhorns.

Texas is known for its size, both as a state and program. The Longhorns (12-4, 1-2 Big 12) start three players 6-8, 240 pounds or larger, by far the biggest frontcourt in the conference. As one might expect, those types of teams don't run as well, and this game figures to be decided on which team can force its will upon the other. WVU wants to turn it into an uptempo affair; Texas prefers a slower, more methodical half court set, where it can utilize its size and a 2-3 zone. Here, Huggins discusses these match-ups, and the Mountaineer pressure against a pair of solid guards in Isaiah Taylor (team-best 12.2 ppg) and Demarcus Holland.


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