MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Perhaps if West Virginia manages to string together a couple of wins in a row, Deniz Kilicli will feel better.
One win? Over struggling TCU? Well, that doesn't help a whole lot.
"No,'' Kilicli said. "I'm still miserable.''
That's just the way it is these days for the Mountaineers. A .500 record well beyond the midpoint of the regular season will do that to a team and a program that is used to much more.
Granted, Wednesday night's 71-50 win over TCU at the Coliseum was nothing at which to scoff. A win is a win, especially for a team that had gone two weeks without one.
Take Bob Huggins, for example.
"I guess after all these years I've learned not to get mad when you win one,'' the WVU coach said. "But I'm not very happy.''
Nor was anyone else after the Mountaineers improved to 9-9 overall, won their second Big 12 game in five tries and snapped a three-game losing streak. Wins like that one have come before.
Celebrating a win over TCU seemed premature, so no one did.