Now switch gears. Absorb the perspective of freshman Eron Harris, one of WVU's few bright spots this season.
"Huggins wants it to go back to where it was," Harris said. "He wants it back where he established it. That's where it's going to go."
Finally, take in the perspective of Kilicli, who was popular and head-scratching at the same time during his career.
If you wonder why the guy was popular, well, here's a couple quotes for the road, addressing his senior day.
"It was a really hard moment for me," Kilicli said of the pregame ceremony. "I don't think I've ever seen Hugs cry. That's what I'll take from this."
He exhaled in his very last home press conference comment as a WVU player.
"I met so many people that inspired me here and made me so much better," he said. "Hugs ... when you're 17, 19 years old, you need a guy like that to whip your ass. He made me a better person. I understand how valuable it is to be tough. Now I understand all he's been saying. Because of that, I'll be a better husband, friend and worker. Because of Hugs and this state ... coal miners drive to come watch us play, man."
Back, though, to the topic at hand. This team. This 13-18 team. And why it couldn't play like the second half of Saturday's game all the time.
"You know, there was nothing special about our Final Four team talent-wise," Kilicli said. "We worked hard. Now, we had three pros from that team and Devin [Ebanks] had God-given talent. But nobody even knew who Da'Sean [Butler] was when he was a sophomore. [Kevin Jones] worked hard. Even now he's going from [the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers] to the [Developmental League], back and forth.
"But when Da' went down [with a knee injury against Duke in the Final Four] that was the worst thing that's happened to me in my career. That's how I felt. That's how we felt about each other as a team.
"You can talk about lifting and running and all that. But when you have a will and purpose of a team, you've got Final Four potential. This year, we didn't have that."
It's now up to Huggins to restore that old classic.
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