"Right now, honestly, this doesn't do anything for me,'' Kilicli said. "We're 9-9. I'm not happy with the season. But it's all our fault.''
Stringing together a few wins in Big 12 play might improve the mood, but that's going to be difficult. West Virginia's next game is Saturday at Oklahoma State, which is just 2-3 in the Big 12 but has routed TCU and Texas Tech in the only two league games played at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys are 12-5 overall and have a one-point loss to No. 10 Gonzaga and a 20-point win over No. 18 North Carolina State (although OSU did lose by 10 to the Virginia Tech team West Virginia beat).
After that comes an ESPN Big Monday game at home against No. 3 Kansas.
The schedule lightens up just a bit after that with four of the next five games against TCU, Texas and Texas Tech (twice), but the stretch also includes three of four games on the road at one point.
So, all in all, now is indeed probably no time to begin feeling good about just one win.
"The mindset now is, win or lose, it really doesn't change how we look at stuff,'' said Kilicli, who had his best performance in a while with 11 points and eight rebounds against size-challenged TCU. "The next day you've still got to go hard.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.