West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins and Players Discuss Big 12 Quarterfinal Win Over TCU

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- TCU proved to be a tough out for WVU, as the Mountaineers jumped out to an early lead but couldn't put the determined Horned Frogs away until late in the game. Head Coach Bob Huggins, along with three of his players, discusses that and more in postgame comments from the Sprint Center after an 86-66 win in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship.

West Virginia, hitting shots early, jumped out to a double-digit lead, but a feisty TCU squad, which had taken down Texas Tech the day before, would not go away easily. In a back and forth game in which neither team could mount a run after the Mountaineers' early opening burst, #2 seed WVU finally wore down the Horned Frogs. While that may have been frustrating to some, it was simply a matter of course for an experienced WVU team that doesn't appear fazed when things don't go exactly according to play. Huggins discussed some things TCU did well to stay in the game, and noted that in some ways the Frogs' effort mirrored that of his own team

"Well, they shot the ball, I thought, very well and shot it from deep," he said. "They did a really good job with the zone, did a really good job of matching up with us. That's kind of what we do. You know, we continue to pressure. And it is an accumulative affect, hopefully it is, that we get to their legs a little bit and they start to miss some shots."

Huggins' win was a double milestone, in that it was his 200th overall at West Virginia and the 790th of his illustrious career. In the video above, he also discussed the history of his teams when they win conference titles, and the effects of the Big 12 season on all that endure it.

Devin Williams, in both the moderated post game press conference and comments in the interview above, focused on his rebounding duties. While recording his 14th double-double of the season, the beefy big man was more intent on the effects his work on the boards had during the game.

"I think my guards here did a good job of finding me, the bigs stepped up and things like that. For the most part, you know, my job this whole year, season was just to rebound the ball," he said from the post-game podium. So I'm happy that I rebounded the ball. And as far as me scoring points and stuff like that, I just give that credit to my guards."


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