MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After West Virginia led for nearly 16 minutes of the second half in an 80-76 loss to No. 20 Gonzaga, Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins saw ample reason for optimism. But also he saw lapses in execution that ultimately cost WVU a win that would have glistened on Selection Sunday.
“We’re so close to being pretty good, but at the same time we’re so far away,” Huggins said.
“I think we can beat everybody we’ve played. Given another chance at the end of the year we can beat anybody we’ve played to this point. But at the same time, we’ve got to win enough games to do that.”
Listen to Huggins’ complete postgame news conference above.