The guard said he needs to stay more in control.
"I've made some stupid mistakes," he said. "I've made turnovers that made no sense."
He feels improvement now, though, especially in transition.
Brown, the small forward, seems to have the better shot at starting.
"I mean, I'm fighting," he said. "But ultimately this is a coach's decision. I want to do what's best for the team. I guess if this is best for the team, I'm with it."
One reporter asked if it helps to survey the game from the bench before entering.
"I mean it does, but you know I'm a competitor just like everyone else," Brown replied. "Everyone wants to have that spot. I'm a competitor, but if the coach wants me to come off the bench, I'm doing it."
Brown said he's feeling more and more comfortable with WVU's offense. But he admits the college game is a tough gig.
"There are so many principles now," he said. "Rules you have to know. Things you have to see. In high school you really don't have to see that kind of stuff. But this is the next level. Everything is much faster and better - so you have to learn it."
Of WVU's win, Brown pointed to the defensive side.
"We just had to turn our defense up," he said. "We kind of walked through the first half. We just came off a big win [over Kansas State]. We knew [Miami] would be jacked up, but we didn't match their intensity in the first half. I think it was more effort on our part."
Whether either end up starting is a choice Huggins has to make. But he seems to like what he sees.
"They are good kids," said the coach. "They don't work as hard as they think they are some days, but they are getting there. Gary has got to play hard. I told Gary that he has to go like Joe Mazzulla. When Joe didn't play hard, he wasn't very good. He finally learned he had to play hard all the time and he was a pretty good player."
The improvement of the pair, however, has helped the Mountaineers to a 6-2 record, back-to-back nice victories and a fan base that is now stirring.
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