West Virginia forced 22 turnovers, shot 56.3 percent and ultimately won off its pressing defense, which garnered a dozen steals and limited Temple just enough in the 85-74 win. Leading scorer Esa Ahmad finished with 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 6-of-8 from the line, while Devin Williams tallied 12 points and six rebounds. Tarik Phillip added 14 points off the bench, 10 from he line, as the teams were whistled for a combined 56 fouls for 68 free throws. Huggins noted that he spoke with the officials afterward, and that the consensus was the Mountaineers used their hands well and weren't overly aggressive on the defensive end. Huggins also spoke to Ahmad's game, which has started to catch up with the speed of the collegiate game, and detailed what he liked about the scrimmage - the press, the abiliy to score off of the defense - and what he didn't in the rebounding and generation of points from some of the guard slots.
Huggins also details the coming exhibition, along the WVU's need to play a game in front of a crowd and the player weariness in competing against each other, while also speaking to the backcourt development and his expectations over the next few weeks.