Mountaineers Win 73-42, Maintain Share of First Place in the Big 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia used its pressure and rebounding to overwhelm TCU 73-42 on Saturday. Here's the take from head coach Bob Huggins.

Huggins, above, noted that West Virginia was sluggish in the second half, and started to get away from runnning its offense in the latter portions of the contest. But with a 19-point first half lead, and a clear ability to limit TCU in the press and outbattle the Frogs on the boards, the Mountaineers were never in danger after the first 10 minutes. WVU forced 26 turnovers, sscoring the same amout off points off them, and had advantages in assists, steals and rebounds (50-35), especially on the offensive end, where West Virginia amassed a whopping 17 to TCU's five.

Huggins, in a rather jovial interview, also speaks to the return of Jonathan Holton, the play of Esa Ahmad as the freshman forward often scored near the bucket, and the play of his starrting backcourt in Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles.Huggins said he was unsure of the injury to Miles, who was carried off the floor twice, once when the injury occcured - it apeared to be a hamstring pull - and once at the end of the game to enter the locker room.

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