Off A Key Road Win At Texas Tech, West Virginia Looks To Sweep Season Series Against Kansas State

Morgantown, W.Va. - West Virginia was able to overcome several issues against both Kansas State and Texas Tech for wins this season. Here, head coach Bob Huggins and guard Tarik Phillip detail what those were, and how the Mountaineers' will adjust in the second meetings with each school.

First, Huggins, above, details some of the press problems in the Big 12 opener against K-State, when WVU didn't get as many deflections as he would have liked, and his decision to eventually get out of it all together and simply guard in the half court. That aided West Virginia in the 87-83 double overtime road win. Huggins also delves into the zone and man strategies - and some of the struggles to rebound out of the former against Texas Tech - and how the Mountaineers might approach Kansas State a bit differently the second time around after players develop some familiarity with sets, schemes and personnel.

Phillip, below, gets into his pre-practice workouts along side Jaysean Paige, along with what he took away from the last win at K-State. Phillip also talks about the coaching decision to get away from the press, and how that could affect the game on Tuesday as the Wildcats have seen a lot of WVU's halfcourt defense. Phillip also notes the importance of intensity for each game within the conference slate, and how to prepare for a team the second time in a season. The Brooklyn native also discusses the snowfall in both Morgantown and New York, and his thoughts on each.


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