West Virginia forced Kansas into a season-high 22 turnovers, amassed a 40-10 edge in bench points and manage advantages in rebounding, offensive rebounds, steals, free throw shooting and more in a dominating 74-63 win. Huggins, above, speaks to the effort and execution in among WVU's most well-rounded performances of the season. Huggins especialy lauds the performance of Jaysean Paige, who scored a gae-high 26 points, including 14 from the foul line. The coach also delved into the crowd, listed at 12,097, and his thoughts on a high-quality Kansas team that simply ran into a superior foe on this night.
Huggins also talks about the display of halfcourt defense by his team, and how difficult the Big 12 will be moving foward, when West Virginia next faces No.2 Oklahoma on the road fresh off their first win over a No. 1 rated team since 1983. The victory, the fourth in school history over a top-ranked team, moves the Mountaineers into lone possession of first place in the nation's toughest RPI league and sets up the massive showdown this weekend against an OU team that took Kansas into triple overtime at Allen Fieldhousse before losing 109-106.