Bryant was asked about Pangos, who is Gonzaga's leading scorer as a freshman.
"I look at him just as another guard. My guards on my team are freshmen. To me, Kevin is another guard, another freshman,'' Bryant said. "He hasn't been here before. He doesn't know what it's like to play in this type of environment. At the end of the day, we've got a freshman point guard, they got a freshman point guard. That's how I look at it.''
If West Virginia hopes to win, it is likely to be a close win. After all, nine of the Mountaineers' last 13 games have been decided by six points or less. They have played six overtime games this season.
All of which indicates a propensity for not finishing games. In many of those losses the Mountaineers led. Five times this season West Virginia has led games by double figures and lost.
"I think we've lost 10 games by 29 total points,'' Huggins said, being only slightly off - it's eight games by 29 points. "I mean, that's a lot. We haven't finished games.''
Who is to blame? Well, take your pick, Huggins said.
"If it was just one guy that was screwing it up all the time, I wouldn't play him in the second half. But it hasn't been. It's different guys,'' Huggins said. "You know, you could go down through all those games and it's not always the same guy - not always the same guy who throws the ball away, not always the same guy who commits some other kind of turnover, it's not the same guy that, with an opportunity to put the game away, goes to the foul line and doesn't make shots. It's been a total team effort.''
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.