MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Point guard Juwan Staten had no delusions about where West Virginia lost Tuesday night’s game to No. 20 Gonzaga.

“We had the game right where wanted it … we just broke down on defense,” Staten said.

Gonzaga scored on 16 of its final 24 possessions, rallying from 10 down in the second half to turn back West Virginia’s upset bid 80-76. The Mountaineers have lost three games in the past 14 days to teams currently ranked in the Associated Press Top 25—all by single digits.

“It definitely lets us know we’re right there,” Staten said. “I feel like I’ve said that a million times—we’re right there. Obviously it’s just something that we’re not quite doing right to get us over the hump. I really felt like this was the game.”

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  • Big Larry's Wife

    Larry....I said no fancy typewriter on Fridays. Now....clean that basement


    WVU needs help down below

    Henderson & Dibo need to step it up on defense,

    so close to fall short at the end... I love these kids.

    I believe we got tired...

    Let's Go Eers!!!

  • squad

    wasn't pangos Harris' guy on the man??

  • hoot

    Larry...they're kids, that's why. Look at the roster,
    all freshmen, sophs and juniors...until they
    learn to apply the discipline Huggs is trying to teach them for an entire game, they're gonna do this from time to time. For cryin' out loud, it's not
    the end of the world, and they probably will get better.

  • Big Larry

    “We had the game right where wanted it … we just broke down on defense,” Staten said.

    Here is my question...


    "What causes you to break down with 10 point lead, the crowd behind you, you have the momentum and everything is going your way...why?

    • stevewvu

      Lawrence you are a Marshall fan. Why do you care about WVU basketball?

      • Big Larry

        What part about...


        did you not understand....?

        • stevewvu

          What part about being a stupid jealous Marshall troll did you not understand?