Kilicli finished with eight points, two assists and two blocked shots.
Maybe the biggest plays by a big man, though, came from Kevin Noreen, who had only three rebounds but made them count.
It came with just under nine minutes to play after TCU had cut an eight-point West Virginia lead to 44-40. The Mountaineers were on a little run and Murray was a big part of it, but the game hadn't been put away yet.
Then leading 48-40 after an Eron Harris dunk and a Murray follow shot, WVU had the ball again. Harris tried a 3 and missed, but Noreen got the rebound and kicked it out to Terry Henderson, who missed another 3, his only misfire of the game.
But then Noreen got that rebound, too, and got it out to Harris again. He drained that 3-pointer and it was suddenly an 11-point game. TCU never again got within seven.
"I thought that was a huge play for us,'' Huggins said. "That may have been the back-breaker.''
It can be argued that the so-called "soft'' portion of West Virginia's schedule is not yet over.
On Wednesday there's a third trip in less than two weeks back to Texas to face Baylor, about 90 miles south of here in Waco. The Bears are 15-8 and probably still safely in the NCAA tournament bracket for now after winning in a rout at home against Texas Tech Saturday, but they aren't playing well, having lost three straight before that.
After the trip to Baylor comes a home game Saturday against Texas Tech, a team the Mountaineers beat rather handily in Lubbock a week ago.
But then the schedule becomes brutal again. The final six games are against NCAA tournament-caliber teams, split evenly between home and road games. A trip to Kansas State for a Big Monday game on Feb. 18 is followed by home games with Oklahoma State and Baylor, trips to Kansas and Oklahoma and the home finale with Iowa State.
Then comes the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center in Kansas City beginning March 13. If West Virginia can't manage to escape the bottom four in the league standings, the Mountaineers would play one of the two preliminary games on Wednesday that week, between the Nos. 8 and 9 seeds and the Nos. 7 and 10 seeds. The winners advance into the regular eight-team bracket that begins Thursday, the winners facing the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds.
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