What Bob Huggins said after West Virginia’s loss to Oklahoma State

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Bob Huggins didn’t mince words after West Virginia collapsed down the stretch in an 88-85 loss to Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys erupted on a 7-2 run to finish the game. The loss cost the Mountaineers a golden opportunity to jump in the Big 12 standings.

And it will really hurt considering the struggles for Kansas at Baylor and Oklahoma State at Iowa State later today.

But Huggins was more concerned about what went wrong for the Mountaineers late in their loss against the Cowboys.

Here’s a sampling of Huggins’ post-game comments to the  West Virginia radio network.

What happened late in the loss

“We didn’t run what we were supposed to run. The guys were still trying to run our plays. We didn’t guard. They made shots. It just the same thing. They made shots and we didn’t make shots. It wasn’t like we didn’t have shots. We just didn’t make them and they made theirs.”

On Oklahoma State’s 36-28 edge in foul shots

“They shot  36 free throws? C’mon.”

On Oklahoma  State’s late shooting

“They made shots. We get up like we were going to do something and  we foul a 3-point shooter. And then the call on the 3-point play when Sags blocked a shot. It wasn’t a 3-point play I don’t guess. Those are run-stoppers. We had some things happen beyond our control.”

Comments on James Bolden’s last shot

“We weren’t looking for that. We were going to throw it into to Sags (West Virginia center Sagaba Konate). But I told them every timeout from the 4 1/2-minute on to throw the ball inside to Sags and he never touched it once. We never ran what we were supposed to run, but we didn’t throw it to him.”

On some of the late fouls called in the game

“I just don’t understand. I have to watch what I say. But there are some things I don’t get. I don’t get how away from the ball you can put your hands all over people, but as soon as a guy catches the ball that’s a foul. It’s frustrating.

On why his team struggled  following his instructions late in the game

“We never ran it (the late play). We were supposed to run a flex cut and have him (guard Jevon Carter) duck in. And that’s what we didn’t do.  We never ran the flex cut. Some of it was because we got fouled. J.C. got fouled trying to get the ball because we couldn’t enter it. We didn’t guard the ball screen. You can’t let them shoot 36 free throws.”

On the quick turnaround before the TCU game

“I hope they are upset enough they come in and pay attention and do what we ask them to do for Monday. I hope it upsets them that much.”

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