West Virginia forward Deniz Kilicli says the season “has been pretty hard on us,” but Wednesday night’s 71-50 win over TCU showed the Mountaineers will keep competing.
“Cowards quit when they see something go bad,” he said. “I’m not a coward, so I don’t quit.”
Coach Bob Huggins reinserted Kilicli into the starting five, and the senior responded with 11 points and eight rebounds, helping WVU (9-9, 2-3 Big 12) even its overall record. The Mountaineers entered the game with an RPI of 91, having lost four of five.
“(Huggins) is miserable and I am too, and everybody should be,” Kilicli said. “If somebody’s not miserable on this team, then he has a problem. You’ve got to be miserable, but you can’t be miserable and quit. You’ve just got to go and fix it.”