At the time, things looked promising for West Virginia, which had beaten TCU two days earlier and so had started league play 2-0 on the road.
But that was followed by a bitter loss to a nationally ranked Oklahoma State team on a 3-pointer late in the game, then lopsided losses to Texas at home and Kansas State on the road.
"We played very well in the loss to Oklahoma State and had a chance to win the game,'' Huggins said. "Then Texas came in and played extremely well and we didn't shoot the ball very well. With our team we have to shoot it from the perimeter. And Kansas State just took it to us.
"We've struggled to shoot the ball here in the last couple of weeks. And when we don't make perimeter shots it's hard on us.''
Well, if West Virginia is going to snap out of its slump anytime soon, tonight's game is certainly the best opportunity, even if Texas Tech is on a roll.
That's because after that there's a two-game road trip to No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 24 Baylor, home games against No. 22 Kansas State and No. 25 Oklahoma, then games at No. 8 Kansas and at home against No. 16 Iowa State.
Of West Virginia's remaining 12 conference games after tonight, 10 are against teams currently in the Top 25 and one of the other two, Texas, is receiving votes in the polls.
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