West Virginia Topped Bethune-Cookman to Move to 4-0, Set Up Vegas Invitational Trip.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - While West Virginia's press hums along, it's halfcourt offense and transition defense are still works in progress, says head coach Bob Huggins.

 Huggins, above, reviewed WVU's 97-44 win over Bethune-Cookman that moved the Mountaineers to 4-0 and enabled them to keep the building momentum entering their first major tests of the season. West Virginia has thus far feasted on lesser foes, but should be challenged by Richmond and then California or San Diego State in the two-game Vegas stint during Thanksgiving. Huggins said he was anxious to see how his team handles the better talent, and how it can continue to improve in a pair of key phases in its transition defense and the halfcourt offense.

West Virginia failed to finish within the motion sets early against Bethune-Cookman, and as a result the Wildcats trimmed a 22-5 lead down to eight multiple times within the last 10 minutes of the first half. WVU's superior skill evetually overwhelmed in the easy win, but it remains that the Mountaineers are missing a multitude of point-blank shots around the rim, and often seduced into poor shot selection. Here, Huggins details those aspects and more in his somewhat light-hearted postgame press conference following the victory.


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