"You can't do that. It takes a concerted effort."
The most alarming aspect to the loss was WVU's poor shooting.
"We're going to shoot better," Huggins said. "We're going to shoot it a lot better."
Humphrey, the Boston College transfer, didn't provide the lift late Monday night/Tuesday morning. Nor did freshmen Terry Henderson and Eron Harris. Henderson played 20 minutes and was 1 for 5 shooting - all from 3-point range - while Harris was 0 for 1 from behind the arc.
Huggins was asked if the freshmen were ready for such action. "No," he said. "But I didn't have any choice [but to play them]."
As mentioned, this is the early signing period and WVU has four power forward commitments lined up.
Huggins has two four-star recruits set in Devin Williams and Elijah Macon. He has two other three-star recruits in Brandon Watkins and Morgantown's Nathan Adrian.
The coach said he has four ready to sign, but didn't expect any to do so until today at the earliest.
And finally . . .
There have been rumors popping around the open football position at West Virginia State.
George Washington High's Steve Edwards? Former WVU Tech and Nitro coach Scott Tinsley?
Well, word is neither had applied as of Thursday, and Yellow Jackets athletic director Sean Lloyd wasn't saying much when reached.
"We've undergone a national search," Lloyd said, "and no decision has been made. We're still searching and still receiving applications.
"We've got seven or eight days left in the process. So far, I've received 47 or 48 email inquiries."
So there you have it.
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