Huggins' View: WVU-Baylor

Baylor might lack some of its interior length of past seasons, but its frontcourt remains as formidable as any in the Big 12 when combined with its outside shooting threats. Here, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins delves into the intricacies of the Bears attack and how the Mountaineers can counter.

First, and perhaps most importantly, West Virginia must correct some of the laissez faire approach to the press, which recorded season lows in turnovers and steals in a blowout loss at Oklahoma on Tuesday. The Mountaineers, via the pressure, will attempt to wear down Baylor's nine-player rotation, and sap the legs of forwards Rico Gathers (10.7 ppg, 12.3 rpg) and Royce O'Neale (9.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg). Gathers, at 6-8, 275 pounds, is among the more physically imposing players in the nation, and one that, if attended to with a half effort, will dominate the interior. Add in that Baylor's entre starting line-up is nearing averaging at least 8.4 points per game, and the Bears have arguably the best balance in the Big 12. Here, Huggins discusses how WVU will handle those tasks, as well as giving a health update on Devin Williams, who Elijah Macon says will play.

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